Hyperostosis frontalis interna

Case contributed by Dr Ian Bickle

Presentation

Found at home. Seizure?

Patient Data

Age: 70 years.
Gender: Female

Note: This case has been tagged as "legacy" as it no longer meets image preparation and/or other case publication guidelines.

Extensive symmetrical thickening of the frontal bones.

Established periventricular small vessel ischemic change.  Several small benign foci of calcification.

Case Discussion

Hyperostosis frontalis interna is a fairly common finding on CT head in the elderly population.  In some cases, like this one, this benign overgrowth of the inner table of the frontal bone is florid.  

It is incidental and of no clinical significance.

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