Moose head sign of corpus callosum dysgenesis

Case contributed by Dr. Alper Yazicioglu


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Patient Data

Age: 25 years
Gender: Male

Incomplete organogenesis of corpus callosum on T2W coronal images demonstrating a moose head appearance.

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Moose head sign

The coronal appearances through the lateral ventricles is reminiscent of a moose head. 

Moose photo credit: Dr. Minaev

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Case Discussion

Two images from an MRI of the brain demonstrate dysgenesis of the corpus callosum. On coronal imaging, it elegantly demonstrates the moose head appearance, characteristic of this condition, with everted cingulate gyrus and distortion of the lateral ventricles. 

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Case information

rID: 13963
Published: 4th Jun 2011
Last edited: 13th Aug 2019
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