cerebral sulci

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 [sul´kus] (L.)
a groove or furrow; used in anatomic nomenclature to designate a linear depression, especially one of the cerebral sulci.
basilar sulcus a groove in the midline of the anterior surface of the pons, lodging the basilar artery.
calcarine sulcus a sulcus of the medial surface of the occipital lobe, separating the cuneus from the lingual gyrus.
central sulcus fissure of Rolando.
cerebral sulci the furrows on the surface of the brain between the gyri (see gyrus).
Cerebral sulci, showing some major ones on the superolateral surface of the left cerebral hemisphere. From Dorland's, 2000.
collateral sulcus collateral fissure.
sul´ci cu´tis fine depressions of the skin between the ridges of the skin.
gingival sulcus the space between the surface of the tooth and the epithelium lining the free gingiva.
hippocampal sulcus hippocampal fissure.
posterior median sulcus posterior median fissure.
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ce·re·bral sul·ci

the grooves between the cerebral gyri or convolutions.
Synonym(s): sulci cerebri [TA]
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DR DANIEL WILLIAMS (Neuroradiology Fellow, Department of Radiology): An unenhanced cranial computed tomography (CT) scan done at admission demonstrated a possible subarachnoid hemorrhage, diffuse deep white matter radiolucencies, and poor delineation of the basilar cisterns and cerebral sulci (felt to be secondary to either cerebral edema or the presence of subarachnoid blood).
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