Skull haemangioma (very extenstive)

Case contributed by A.Prof Frank Gaillard

Presentation

Frontal lump. No change in 2 years.

Patient Data

Age: 50 years
Gender: Female
Modality: CT

The majority of the right skull vault, and much of the left side also, demonstrates granular lucency without expansion or periosteal reaction, other than on the right in the frontal region where a slight subgaleal extension is demonstrated. These changes are unaltered in distribution when compared to previous imaging (not-shown, 2 years of imaging). No intra extra-axial collection or mass evident. Brain parenchyma is within normal limits. Base of skull does not appear affected. Normal aeration of the paranasal sinuses.

Modality: MRI

The skull vault demonstrates extensive abnormal signal and increased enhancement. Slight subgaleal extension is seen over the frontal bone on the right. 

Modality: Nuclear medicine

Increased radiotracer uptake to the right > left skull vault noted. 

Case Discussion

Appearances a suggestive of an extensive diploic space primary intraosseous haemangioma

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Case Information

rID: 43460
Case created: 11th Mar 2016
Last edited: 25th Mar 2017
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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