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Sinus pericranii: a scalp mass in a 6-month-old boy

Published inPediatric neurosurgery, vol. 48, no. 2, p. 126-128
Publication date2012
Abstract

'Sinus pericranii' is an abnormal communication between the extracranial veins and the dural venous sinuses (usually the superior sagittal and the transverse sinuses). It is a rare childhood abnormality. We report a case of a 6-month-old boy presenting with a scalp swelling in the left parietal region. Ultrasound with color Doppler and MRI showed a dilated epicranial vein that communicated with the superior sagittal sinus. This anomalous venous connection is known as sinus pericranii. We describe the imaging findings, associated abnormalities and management of this rare vascular abnormality.

Keywords
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Male
  • Scalp/blood supply
  • Sinus Pericranii/pathology/ultrasonography
  • Ultrasonography, Doppler, Color
Citation (ISO format)
KANAVAKI, Aikaterini et al. Sinus pericranii: a scalp mass in a 6-month-old boy. In: Pediatric neurosurgery, 2012, vol. 48, n° 2, p. 126–128. doi: 10.1159/000342682
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