Ossification of the falx cerebri

Case contributed by Dr Bruno Di Muzio

Presentation

CT scan for trauma, incidental finding.

Patient Data

Age: 79-year-old
Gender: Female

Ossification focus within the cerebral falx. 

Case Discussion

Since falx cerebri is derived from embryonic mesenchymal cells, occasional ossification might be seen due to friction, haemorrhage or trauma, which results in some osteogenic changes leading to the formation of membranous bone. 

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Case information

rID: 44975
Case created: 10th May 2016
Last edited: 10th May 2016
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