Occipitofrontal fasciculus

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Occipitofrontal fasciculus
Inferior Fronto Occipital Fasciculus.jpg
Tractography showing occipitofrontal fasciculus
Latinfasciculus occipitofrontalis inferior
Anatomical terms of neuroanatomy

The occipitofrontal fasciculus passes backward from the frontal lobe, along the lateral border of the caudate nucleus, and on the medial aspect of the corona radiata; its fibers radiate in a fan-like manner and pass into the occipital and temporal lobes lateral to the posterior and inferior cornua.

Some sources distinguish between a "Inferior occipitofrontal fasciculus" and "superior occipitofrontal fasciculus," however the latter is no longer believed to exist (in the human brain).[1]


This article incorporates text in the public domain from page 844 of the 20th edition of Gray's Anatomy (1918)

  1. ^ Meola, Antonio; Comert, Ayhan; Yeh, Fang-Cheng; Stefaneanu, Lucia; Fernandez-Miranda, Juan C. (December 2015). "The controversial existence of the human superior fronto-occipital fasciculus: Connectome-based tractographic study with microdissection validation". Human Brain Mapping. 36 (12): 4964–4971. doi:10.1002/hbm.22990. ISSN 1065-9471. PMC 4715628. PMID 26435158.

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