Anterolateral sulcus of medulla

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Brain: Anterolateral sulcus
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Anterolateral sulcus is visible at #8.
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Anteroinferior view of the medulla oblongata and pons. (Anterolateral sulcus visible but not labeled.)
Latin sulcus anterolateralis medullae oblongatae
NeuroNames hier-707

The anterolateral sulcus (or ventrolateral sulcus) is a sulcus on the side of the medulla oblongata. The rootlets of cranial nerve XII (the hypoglossal nerve) emerge from this sulcus.

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