Mantle edge

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The mantle edge is that part of the cerebral cortex where the convex outer brain surface at the interhemispheric gap merges into the inner plane surface.

The edge of the mantle is supplied with blood via the anterior cerebral artery .

In the representation of the body regions ( homunculus representation ), parts of the lower extremity lie in the area of ​​the mantle edge.

In the event of damage ( coat edge syndrome ), the leg is therefore mainly affected.

Well-known representation of a cortical homunculus according to Wilder Penfield . On the left in the picture under the "foot" is the edge of the coat


  • H. Ferner, J. Staubesand: Sobotta. Atlas of Human Anatomy. 18th edition, Urban & Schwarzenberg 1982, ISBN 3-541-02828-9

Individual evidence

  1. Willibald Pschyrembel : Clinical Dictionary , 266th, updated edition, de Gruyter, Berlin 2014, ISBN 978-3-11-033997-0, keyword Mantelkante
  2. Entry on Mantelkante in Flexikon , a wiki from DocCheck