Hiperostosis frontalis interna

Case contributed by Dr Bruno Di Muzio



Patient Data

Age: 75
Gender: Female

CT Brain

No evidence of intracranial hemorrhage. The grey-white matter differentiation is preserved, ventricular system and cisternal spaces appear normal. Periarticular white matter hypoattenuation is likely related to chronic small vessel ischemic changes. Hyperostosis frontalis interna involving the frontal, sphenoidal, and temporal bones. The visualized orbits and mastoid air cells are unremarkable. Mucous retention cysts/polyps in the maxillary sinuses. No skull fracture.

Case Discussion

Hyperostosis frontalis interna is a benign overgrowth of the inner table of the frontal bone commonly seen in older females. 

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Case information

rID: 57331
Published: 8th Mar 2018
Last edited: 30th Mar 2018
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