Fat in the torcula

Case contributed by A.Prof Frank Gaillard

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Incidental finding

Patient Data

Age: 65
Gender: Female
Modality: CT

No intracranial masses, haemorrhage or collections. Normal grey-white matter differentiation. Ventricles and sulci are age-appropriate. Incidental 2 mm fat density locules in the superior sagittal sinus and straight sinus near the torcula, which are uncommon but incidental findings

No skull fracture. Large skin and scalp are defect in the left frontal region with subcutaneous gas locules tracking further posteriorly is compatible with a large laceration. Associated small to moderate scalp haematoma.

Case Discussion

Small amounts of fat are a common finding incidentally in dural sinuses. 

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Case Information

rID: 28179
Case created: 13th Mar 2014
Last edited: 28th Dec 2015
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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