Skull vault haemangioma

Case contributed by Dr Chris O'Donnell

Presentation

Incidental finding in an elderly patient who had a fall and presented to the ED

Patient Data

Age: 85
Gender: Female
CT

Typical expansile mass in the skull vault with "sunray" trabecular pattern seen nicely on the axial slice

Case Discussion

These lesions are benign and an incidental finding that should not be confused with a metastatic lesion (will not have a sunray appearance) or Paget disease (starts at the skull base not the vertex as in most haemangiomas).

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Case information

rID: 26876
Case created: 11th Jan 2014
Last edited: 27th Jul 2016
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