Case contributed by Dr Antonio Rodrigues de Aguiar Neto


No neurologic deficits on examination.

Patient Data

Age: 65 years
Gender: Male

Lateral skull x-ray showing unusual skull configuration, with a prominent bulge of the occipital bone, corresponding to bathrocephaly.

Case Discussion

Bathrocephaly or Bathrocephalic occiputs is a normal variation in skull shape, in which there is an outward convex bulge of mid-portion of the occipital bone 1. This is often noted to be an isolated finding, with no associated underlying cranial pathology.

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Case information

rID: 68861
Published: 16th Jun 2019
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included
Institution: Real Hospital Português de Pernambuco - Recife, PE - Brazil

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