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Rolando's fissure

Alternative eponyms

  • Rolandic sulcus
  • Rolando-Furche (German)

Synonyms

Sulcus centralis, sulcus cerebri centralis.

Related people

The central fissure of the cerebral hemisphere

Description

The central fissure of the cerebral hemisphere, between the parietal and the frontal lobes. It was named for Luigi Rolando by François Leuret (1797-1851) in 1839.

Bibliography

  • François Leuret & Louis Pierre Gratiolet (1815-1865):
    Anatomie comparée du système nerveux, considéré dans ses rapports avec l'intelligence.
    2 volumes. Paris, Baillière, 1839-1857. First volume by Leuret, the second volume published in 1857 by Gratiolet.

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