Skull lateral view

Case contributed by Dr Matt A. Morgan


Myleodysplastic syndrome. Skeletal survey.

Patient Data

Age: 32Y
Gender: Female

Normal skull lateral view. No lytic lesions.


Diagram of the skull for a lateral view. Modified image from Gray's anatomy via Wikimedia Commons. "Gray190" by Henry Vandyke Carter - Henry Gray (1918) Anatomy of the Human Body. Gray's Anatomy, Plate 190. Licensed under Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons -

Case Discussion

The lateral skull radiograph is part of many skull radiographic series.  It is easy for the perpendicularity of the x-ray beam to the side of the patient's head to be malaligned... in a truly lateral view, the sella turcica should be in profile.

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Case information

rID: 37222
Case created: 29th May 2015
Last edited: 19th Sep 2015
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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