Unilateral absence of the lunate sulcus

An anatomical perspective

Srijit Das, P. Shipra

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Abstract

The present study examines the gross anatomical features of anomalous lunate sulcus detected incidentally in a cadaveric brain and discusses its clinical importance. The absence of lunate sulcus was carefully studied in a dissected brain specimen. The absence of lunate sulcus was observed unilaterally on the right side of a cadaveric brain specimen. The lunate sulcus was clearly appreciated on the left side whilst on the right side it was absent. The right hemisphere of the cerebellum was also bigger in size as compared to the left. The absence of lunate sulcus is a rare finding, which may be detected incidentally. The anatomical knowledge of the lunate sulcus may be important for neurosurgeons operating on the occipital lobe and the radiologists interpreting CT scan.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)257-258
Number of pages2
JournalRomanian Journal of Morphology and Embryology
Volume49
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2008

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Keywords

  • Anatomy
  • Anomaly
  • Brain
  • Gyrus
  • Lobe
  • Lunate
  • Occipital
  • Sulcus
  • Variation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Embryology
  • Developmental Biology
  • Cell Biology
  • Medicine(all)

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Unilateral absence of the lunate sulcus : An anatomical perspective. / Das, Srijit; Shipra, P.

In: Romanian Journal of Morphology and Embryology, Vol. 49, No. 2, 2008, p. 257-258.

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