Frontal pole

The frontal pole is one of the three poles of the brain (along with the occipital pole and temporal pole), and corresponds to the anterior most rounded point of the frontal lobe.

It does not have easily defined boundaries, but is roughly equivalent to the frontopolar cortex, which in turn is continuous with the anterior margins of the gyri of the lateral, medial and inferior surfaces of the frontal lobe.

Anatomy: Brain
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rID: 34746
Section: Anatomy
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Frontal pole of the brain

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  • Figure 1: lateral surface
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  • Figure 2: medial surface
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