CT IMAGING OF CALVARIAL LUMPS & BUMPS

Sandeep Mahajan, Aishwarya Damodaran, Bhavana Sonawane

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INTRODUCTION: Calvarial lesion frequently manifest as lumps& bumps with or without associated pain and often pose a diagnostic dilemma. These lesions can be difficult to image as evaluation confounded by their small size.Clinical information is no doubt a key factor in the process of reaching a reasonable diagnosis.OBJECTIVE: To find the exact localization of site and extent of the lesion by MDCT and to characterize the lesions by CT so as to reach the diagnosis or to narrow down the differentials.METHODOLOGY: In this cross sectional retrospective study, we illustrate the value of cross-sectional imaging techniques using computed tomography (CT) in evaluating these lesions.RESULTS:The most commonlesionsencountered in our centre were post traumatic hematomas and their complications such as chronic calcification and lepto-meningeal cyst formation /growing fracture,miscellaneous lesions likedermoid cysts and fibrous dysplasia,tumours both malignancy and metastasis, benigntumours such as osteoma,osseous hemangioma sebaceous cysts and hemangioendothelioma.Traumatic lesions were the most encountered as  our hospital has a well functional and reputedsuperspecialty neurosurgery unit .


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Calvarium, Lumps & Bumps, CT.

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