Arrested pneumatization 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 pneumatization 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
Published: 8th Apr 2015
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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