Hyperostosis frontalis interna

Case contributed by Safwat Mohammad Almoghazy


An acute confusional state, for CT, to role out acute brain insult.

Patient Data

Age: 80 years
Gender: Female

There is a bilateral and symmetrical benign overgrowth/thickening of the inner table of the frontal bone.

No CT evidence of acute brain insult could be detected. 

Case Discussion

This is a good example of typical Hyperostosis frontalis internal, and this is a common incidental finding on the CT/MRI brains of elderly women.

No treatment required and asymptomatic condition.

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