Fatty falx on CT

Case contributed by Dr Shailaja Muniraju

Presentation

Chronic headache.

Patient Data

Age: 80 years
Gender: Female
CT

Multiple foci of fat attenuation(HU -6 to -15) noted in the falx cerebri anteriorly and tentorium cerebelli.

Anterior falx ossification also noted.

Age related diffuse cerebral atrophy and chronic small vessel ischemic changes seen.

Annotated image

The long white thin arrows point foci of fat.

Case Discussion

Fatty falx cerebri is an incidental finding and most commonly seen in elderly patients.

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Case information

rID: 50025
Case created: 15th Dec 2016
Last edited: 16th Dec 2016
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