Skull lateral view

Case contributed by Matt A. Morgan
Diagnosis not applicable


Myleodysplastic syndrome. Skeletal survey.

Patient Data

Age: 30 years
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.

How to use cases

You can use Radiopaedia cases in a variety of ways to help you learn and teach.

Creating your own cases is easy.