Arrested pneumatisation of the sphenoid

Case contributed by Dr David Little


Chronic headache

Patient Data

Gender: Female

Axial CT head

Lesion in the sphenoid bone in the region of the sphenoid sinus which is of fat density.

Case Discussion

Failure of pneumatisation of the sphenoid bone is an anatomical variant which can be misinterpreted as pathology. It is a skeletal 'do not touch' lesion that does not require further investigation.

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Case information

rID: 34444
Case created: 20th Feb 2015
Last edited: 26th Sep 2015
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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