The medial occipitotemporal gyrus runs along the medial aspect of the temporal lobe and occipital lobe. It is formed by two gyri usually referred to separately:

  • The temporal part also refered as the parahippocampal gyrus
  • The occipital part also refered as the lingual gyrus

The medial occipitotemporal gyrus should not be confused with the lateral temporo-occipital gyrus (also known as the fusiform gyrus), which runs parallel and just lateral to the medial occipitotemporal gyrus, separated from it by the collateral sulcus. 

Text by Antoine Micheau, MD - Copyright IMAIOS


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