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Forceps major

The forceps major, also known as the posterior forceps, is a white matter fiber bundle which connects the occipital lobes and crosses the midline via the splenium of the corpus callosum

Anatomy: Brain

Anatomy: Brain

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rID: 4706
Section: Anatomy
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Posterior forceps

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Cases and figures

  • Tractography - forceps major
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  • Corpus callosum (annotated)
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