Sulcus limitans

The sulcus limitans is found in the fourth ventricle of the brain. It separates the cranial nerve motor nuclei (medial) from the sensory nuclei (lateral).[1] The sulcus limitans can also be located by searching laterally from the medial eminence. It is parallel to the median sulcus.

Sulcus limitans
Rhomboid fossa. (Sulcus limitans not labeled, but region is visible.)
Human caudal brainstem posterior view (The sulcus limitans separates #2 from #4.)
LatinSulcus limitans fossae rhomboideae
Anatomical terms of neuroanatomy


This article incorporates text in the public domain from page 799 of the 20th edition of Gray's Anatomy (1918)

  1. Nolte, John. The Human Brain 6th ed. p.685. Mosby Inc.

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