Pepperpot skull

Pepperpot skull is occasionally used in place of salt and pepper skull to describe the typical radiographic appearance of multiple small radiolucent lesions of the skull vault.

This is clasically seen in hyperparathyroidism2, and is occasionally used (inaccurately) to describe the raindrop skull of multiple myeloma1

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rID: 9872
Section: Signs
Tags: stub, refs
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Pepper-pot skull
  • Pepperpot calvarium

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