Fatty falx

Case contributed by A.Prof Frank Gaillard

Single axial non-contrast CT imaged demonstrates a small amount of fat within the falx without surrounding calcification, typical of incidental fatty falx


Selected images from an MRI demonstrate the falx to contain fat signal. This is a common incidental finding. 

Case Discussion

Fatty falx cerebri is relatively common and is of no clinical significance. 

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Case information

rID: 9685
Published: 11th May 2010
Last edited: 5th Sep 2019
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