Magnetic resonance imaging of idiopathic herniation of the cuneus gyrus

Maddalena Pizzirusso Duarte, T. Catherine Maldjian, Michael Tenner, Richard Adam

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

2 Scopus citations


A 65-year-old woman presenting with chronic headaches and without overt visual symptomatology was found to have herniation of the cuneus gyrus into the superior cerebellar cistern. Only one prior case of idiopathic brain herniation has been described, in which the parahippocampal gyrus herniated into the ambient cistern. In that case a biopsy was performed as the herniation was mistaken for a tumor. We describe the features of idiopathic brain herniation that would mitigate the necessity for undergoing brain biopsy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)353-354
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Neuroimaging
Issue number4
StatePublished - Oct 2007
Externally publishedYes


  • Brain herniation
  • Cuneus gyrus
  • MRI

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Clinical Neurology


Dive into the research topics of 'Magnetic resonance imaging of idiopathic herniation of the cuneus gyrus'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this