Skull vault osteoma

Case contributed by Motahare Yadegarfar
Diagnosis certain


Cocaine overdose 2 days ago. Now presents with headache.

Patient Data

Age: 30 years
Gender: Male

Axial CT head (bone window)


No acute intracranial findings were demonstrated on this CT. A sclerotic lesion along the outer table of the skull (left occipital bone) was noted measuring 1.4 x 0.5 cm which most likely represents an osteoma.

Case Discussion

Osteomas are primary benign, usually asymptomatic bone lesions, often discovered incidentally.

Multiple osteomas are associated with Gardner syndrome.

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