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Thick Skull
Anne G. Osborn, MD, FACR; Miral D. Jhaveri, MD, MBA
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KEY FACTS

  • Terminology

    • Imaging

      • Top Differential Diagnoses

        • Clinical Issues

          • Diagnostic Checklist

            TERMINOLOGY

            • Synonyms

              • Skull thickening (ST), calvarial thickening
            • Definitions

              • Diploic space expansion ± adjacent cortical thickening

            IMAGING

            • General Features

              • Radiographic Findings

                • CT Findings

                  • MR Findings

                    • Nuclear Medicine Findings

                      • Imaging Recommendations

                        DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                          PATHOLOGY

                          • General Features

                            • Microscopic Features

                              CLINICAL ISSUES

                              • Presentation

                                • Demographics

                                  • Natural History & Prognosis

                                    • Treatment

                                      DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                      • Consider

                                        • Image Interpretation Pearls

                                          • Reporting Tips

                                            Selected References

                                            1. Dong D et al: Fibro-osseous lesions of paranasal sinus and craniofacial region: a retrospective study of 282 cases. Laryngoscope. ePub, 2020
                                            2. Omar AT 2nd et al: Management of hydrocephalus in Paget's disease of bone: systematic review and illustrative case. World Neurosurg. 135:e640-9, 2020
                                            3. Pons Escoda A et al: Imaging of skull vault tumors in adults. Insights Imaging. 11(1):23, 2020
                                            4. Butscheidt S et al: Primary intraosseous meningioma: clinical, histological, and differential diagnostic aspects. J Neurosurg. 1-10, 2019
                                            5. Moya Sánchez E et al: Craniofacial polyostotic fibrous dysplasia: imaging findings. Radiologia. 61(2):177-8, 2019
                                            6. Yaprak Bayrak B et al: Multiple primary intraosseous meningioma mimicking fibrous dysplasia: a case report. Br J Neurosurg. 1-3, 2019
                                            7. Diestro JDB et al: Clinical spectrum of Dyke-Davidoff-Masson syndrome in the adult: an atypical presentation and review of literature. BMJ Case Rep. 2018, 2018
                                            8. Munjal S et al: Giant bilateral calvarial hyperostosis secondary to small unilateral frontal meningioma. J Neurosci Rural Pract. 9(4):639-41, 2018
                                            9. Tan AP et al: Clinico-radiological approach to cerebral hemiatrophy. Childs Nerv Syst. 34(12):2377-90, 2018
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                                            KEY FACTS

                                            • Terminology

                                              • Imaging

                                                • Top Differential Diagnoses

                                                  • Clinical Issues

                                                    • Diagnostic Checklist

                                                      TERMINOLOGY

                                                      • Synonyms

                                                        • Skull thickening (ST), calvarial thickening
                                                      • Definitions

                                                        • Diploic space expansion ± adjacent cortical thickening

                                                      IMAGING

                                                      • General Features

                                                        • Radiographic Findings

                                                          • CT Findings

                                                            • MR Findings

                                                              • Nuclear Medicine Findings

                                                                • Imaging Recommendations

                                                                  DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                                                                    PATHOLOGY

                                                                    • General Features

                                                                      • Microscopic Features

                                                                        CLINICAL ISSUES

                                                                        • Presentation

                                                                          • Demographics

                                                                            • Natural History & Prognosis

                                                                              • Treatment

                                                                                DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                                                                • Consider

                                                                                  • Image Interpretation Pearls

                                                                                    • Reporting Tips

                                                                                      Selected References

                                                                                      1. Dong D et al: Fibro-osseous lesions of paranasal sinus and craniofacial region: a retrospective study of 282 cases. Laryngoscope. ePub, 2020
                                                                                      2. Omar AT 2nd et al: Management of hydrocephalus in Paget's disease of bone: systematic review and illustrative case. World Neurosurg. 135:e640-9, 2020
                                                                                      3. Pons Escoda A et al: Imaging of skull vault tumors in adults. Insights Imaging. 11(1):23, 2020
                                                                                      4. Butscheidt S et al: Primary intraosseous meningioma: clinical, histological, and differential diagnostic aspects. J Neurosurg. 1-10, 2019
                                                                                      5. Moya Sánchez E et al: Craniofacial polyostotic fibrous dysplasia: imaging findings. Radiologia. 61(2):177-8, 2019
                                                                                      6. Yaprak Bayrak B et al: Multiple primary intraosseous meningioma mimicking fibrous dysplasia: a case report. Br J Neurosurg. 1-3, 2019
                                                                                      7. Diestro JDB et al: Clinical spectrum of Dyke-Davidoff-Masson syndrome in the adult: an atypical presentation and review of literature. BMJ Case Rep. 2018, 2018
                                                                                      8. Munjal S et al: Giant bilateral calvarial hyperostosis secondary to small unilateral frontal meningioma. J Neurosci Rural Pract. 9(4):639-41, 2018
                                                                                      9. Tan AP et al: Clinico-radiological approach to cerebral hemiatrophy. Childs Nerv Syst. 34(12):2377-90, 2018