Medial frontal gyrus

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Medial frontal gyrus
Gray727 superior frontal gyrus.png
Medial surface of left cerebral hemisphere.
Gray's p.821
TA A14.1.09.207
FMA 273103
Anatomical terms of neuroanatomy
Not to be confused with Middle frontal gyrus.

The superior frontal gyrus is situated above the superior frontal sulcus and is continued on to the medial surface of the hemisphere, the medial frontal gyrus. The portion on the lateral surface of the hemisphere is usually more or less completely subdivided into an upper and a lower part by an antero-posterior sulcus, the paramedial sulcus, which, however, is frequently interrupted by bridging gyri.

There is some evidence that it plays a role in executive mechanisms.[1]


This article incorporates text in the public domain from the 20th edition of Gray's Anatomy (1918)