Olfactory sulcus

The medial orbital gyrus presents a well-marked antero-posterior sulcus, the olfactory sulcus. Its depth is an indicator of congenital anosmia.[1]

Olfactory sulcus
Orbital surface of left frontal lobe. (Olfactory sulcus visible at upper left.)
Coronal section through anterior cornua of lateral ventricles. (Sulcus olfactorius labeled at bottom center.)
Latinsulcus olfactorius lobi frontalis
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  1. Huart, C.; Meusel, T.; Gerber, J.; Duprez, T.; Rombaux, P.; Hummel, T. (November 2011). "The Depth of the Olfactory Sulcus Is an Indicator of Congenital Anosmia". American Journal of Neuroradiology. 32 (10): 1911–1914. doi:10.3174/ajnr.A2632.

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