Heterotopic brain in the pterygopalatine fossa

James E. Kallman, Laurie A. Loevner, David M. Yousem, Ara A. Chalian, Donald C. Lanza, Li Jin, Richard E. Hayden

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Heterotopic brain outside the cranial vault is uncommon. It occurs most frequently in the nasal region, although rests elsewhere in the aerodigestive tract have been reported. We describe a case of heterotopic brain in the pterygopalatine fossa.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)176-179
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican Journal of Neuroradiology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 28 1997



  • Brain, abnormalities and anomalies
  • Pterygopalatine fossa

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Clinical Neurology

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Kallman, J. E., Loevner, L. A., Yousem, D. M., Chalian, A. A., Lanza, D. C., Jin, L., & Hayden, R. E. (1997). Heterotopic brain in the pterygopalatine fossa. American Journal of Neuroradiology, 18(1), 176-179.