Arrested pneumatisation of the sphenoid

Case contributed by A.Prof Frank Gaillard


Incidental finding.

An irregular region of high T2 signal within the right side of the base of skull is consistent with arrested pneumatisation of the sphenoid.


Case Discussion

Arrested pneumatisation of the sphenoid is fairly common and should not be mistaken for pathology (e.g. metastasis, fibrous dysplasia, infection). 

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Case information

rID: 10701
Published: 7th Sep 2010
Last edited: 16th Apr 2018
System: Head & Neck
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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