Sinus pericranii

Case contributed by Dr Hani Salam


Scalp lump in the midline. Soft and compressible. Present since birth.

Patient Data

Gender: Female

Soft tissue scalp mass with associated flow voids in vascular structures and connection with the dural venous sinuses.

Case Discussion

The scalp mass is clearly demonstrated on the MRI. It is a soft tissue mass that contains vessels that demonstrate flow void on T2 weighted sequences and enhance following contrast.

Features here are of sinus pericranii, an extra-cranial venous malformation that results from abnormal transosseous venous connections.

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Case information

rID: 7712
Published: 20th Nov 2009
Last edited: 13th Aug 2019
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