Fissure

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For other uses, see Fissure (disambiguation).


In anatomy, a fissure (Latin fissura, plural fissurae) is a groove, natural division, deep furrow, elongated cleft, or tear in various parts of the body also generally called a sulcus, or in the brain a sulcus.

Types

Brain

Skull

Liver

Spinal cord

Lung

Liver

Other

Abnormal fissure

Fissure can also refer to an unnatural tract or ulcer, most commonly found in the anus and called an anal fissure.