Calvarial doughnut lesion

Case contributed by Dr Antonio Rodrigues de Aguiar Neto


This female child with a report of fall and minor head trauma, asymptomatic, and with excellent general health.

Patient Data

Age: 6 years
Gender: Female

Lateral skull projection shows a small, well-defined lucent focus surrounded by a thin sclerotic margin, which represents a typical Group I calvarial doughnut lesion.

Case Discussion

Calvarial doughnut lesions consist of one or more lytic skull lesions, with surrounding sclerotic halo, which may occur in any part of the skull. They are divided into two groups by their x-ray configuration 1,2. This case illustrates the typical features of the group I calvarial doughnut lesion in a good health child.

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Case information

rID: 71846
Published: 29th Oct 2019
Last edited: 30th Oct 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included
Institution: Real Hospital Português de Pernambuco - Recife, PE - Brazil

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