Parietal skull vault thinning

Case contributed by Dr Chris O'Donnell


Presents for assessment of head injury following a fall. Incidental finding.

Patient Data

Age: 95
Gender: Female

Gross symmetrical thinning of the parietal bones (with only the inner table remaining).  Note the abrupt transition (arrows) to relatively normal vault thickness.

Case Discussion

This finding is suprisingly common in the elderly, although the etiology is obscure.  It is usually symmetrical.

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Case information

rID: 42987
Published: 17th Feb 2016
Last edited: 12th Jul 2018
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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