Thalassemia - skull
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Ibrahim D, Thalassemia - skull. Case study, Radiopaedia.org (Accessed on 31 Mar 2023) https://doi.org/10.53347/rID-149023
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13 Jul 2022
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Bilateral decreased hearing.
Age: 20 years
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Bony expansion of the calvarial and facial bones showing widening of the diploic space and coarse trabeculae.
Bilateral opacification of both middle ear cavities and mastoid air cells, in keeping with otomastoiditis.
Known case of β-thalassemia major, showing a widened diploic space with coarse bone trabeculae due to bone marrow expansion, causing diffuse calvarial and facial bone expansion.