Skull lateral view

Case contributed by Dr Matt A. Morgan

Presentation

Myleodysplastic syndrome. Skeletal survey.

Patient Data

Age: 32Y
Gender: Female
X-ray

Normal skull lateral view. No lytic lesions.

Diagram

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. Bartleby.com: Gray's Anatomy, Plate 190. Licensed under Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons - https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Gray190.png#/media/File:Gray190.png

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.

PlayAdd to Share

Case information

rID: 37222
Published: 30th May 2015
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

Updating… Please wait.

 Unable to process the form. Check for errors and try again.

 Thank you for updating your details.