Investig Magn Reson Imaging.  2017 Sep;21(3):195-198. 10.13104/imri.2017.21.3.195.

Magnetic Resonance Imaging of Idiopathic Herniation of the Lingual Gyrus: a Case Report

  • 1Department of Radiology, Seoul Medical Center, Seoul, Korea.


Idiopathic brain herniation is a rare condition. We believe that this is the first reported case of idiopathic herniation of the lingual gyrus. The case involves a 57-year-old woman presenting with frontal headache without overt visual symptoms. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) revealed an idiopathic herniation of the lingual gyrus of the occipital lobe extending into the quadrigeminal cistern. No other adjacent intracranial abnormalities were observed. Although some conditions may be considered in the differential diagnosis, accurate diagnosis of idiopathic brain herniation in medical practice can prevent unnecessary additional imaging procedures and invasive open biopsy in patients with typical imaging findings.


Idiopathic brain herniation; Lingual gyrus; Magnetic resonance imaging
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