terminal descending limb of the lateral fissure
Acronym: tdl
The term terminal descending limb of the lateral fissure refers to one of two branches of the lateral fissure at its posterior end in the human. Its appearance is variable; in about half of cases it is identical to the transverse temporal sulcus. The other branch is the terminal ascending limb of the lateral fissure ( Ono-1990 ). It is not found in the macaque ( Martin-2000 ), the rat ( Swanson-2004 ) or the mouse ( Hof-2000 ).

Also known as: No other name for this structure has appeared in PubMed.NeuroNames ID : 2265

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