Occipital condyle metastasis - into mastoid

Case contributed by A.Prof Frank Gaillard


Patient with known metastaic colorectal carcinoma presents with a lower motor neuron left Facial nerve palsy.

Patient Data

Age: Elderly
Gender: Male

Subtle left occipital condyle metastasis with fluid in the lower mastoid air cells. The bone is heterogeneous and a thin rim of abnormal soft tissue is visible on soft tissue windows. 

Case Discussion

The occipital condyle and base of skull generally is an important check area for bony metastases. 

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Case information

rID: 5424
Published: 20th Jan 2009
Last edited: 13th Aug 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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