Hyperostosis Frontalis Interna is characterized by the thickening of the frontal bone of the skull. It is not clear that this disorder is actually rare. Some clinicians. Hyperostosis frontalis interna is characterised by benign overgrowth of the inner table of the frontal bone. It is seen most commonly in older females. The etiology . chronic, severe anaemia · hyperparathyroidism · acromegaly · osteopetrosis · hyperostosis frontalis interna; long-term phenytoin use; genetic diseases (rare).
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Hyperostosis frontalis interna is characterised by benign overgrowth of the inner table of the frontal bone. It is seen most commonly in older females.
Hyperostosis of the skull (differential) | Radiology Reference Article |
The etiology is unknown. The condition is generally of no clinical significance and an incidental finding. It is typically bilateral and symmetrical, and may extend to involve the parietal bones.
The skull thickening may be sessile or nodular, and may affect the bone in a focal or diffuse onterna.
The importance of this condition stems mainly from the necessity of not mistaking it for pathology. Hyperostosis calvariae diffusa and hyperostosis fronto-parietalis are related entities. It is part of the triad of Morgagni syndrome. The differential is that of hyperostosis of the skull and includes:.
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Articles Cases Courses Quiz. About Blog Go ad-free. Associations It is part of hiperostksis triad of Morgagni syndrome. Differential Diagnosis The differential is that of hyperostosis of the skull and includes: Paget disease fibrous dysplasia sclerotic metastases meningioma acromegaly bone marrow pathology. Morgagni-Stewart-Morel syndrome from whonamedit. Edit article Share article View revision history. Central Nervous SystemMusculoskeletal.
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings: Hyperostosis frontalis interna HFI. Support Radiopaedia and see fewer ads.
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