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Type of Article : Case Report

Year: 2015 | Volume 3 | Issue 1 | Page No. 817-820

Date of Publication: 31-01-2015

DOI: 10.16965/ijar.2014.485


Austin Huy Nguyen 1, Mallory Moore 1, William Hunter III *2.

1 Creighton University School of Medicine, Omaha, Nebraska.
*2 Department of Pathology, Creighton University School of Medicine, Omaha, Nebraska.

Address: Dr William Hunter III, Department of Pathology, Creighton University School of Medicine, 2500 California Plaza, Omaha, NE 68178.E-Mail:


Hyperostosis of the internal table of the frontal bone is not an uncommon phenomenon. However, such hyperostosis of the temporal and/or sphenoid bone is rarely discussed in the available literature, especially in the absence of meningioma. We report a case of hyperostosis of the frontal, temporal, and sphenoid bones found during routine cadaveric dissection of an 81 year-old female. Histology revealed thickening and increased density of the lamellar bone. The periosteum was unaffected. Possible etiology is discussed.
KEYWORDS: Calvarial hyperostosis, hyperostosis frontalis interna, spenoid bone, temporal bone, meningioma.


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Austin Huy Nguyen, Mallory Moore, William Hunter III. HYPEROSTOSIS OF THE FRONTAL, TEMPORAL, AND SPHENOID BONES: CASE REPORT AND REVIEW OF LITERATURE. Int J Anat Res 2015;3(1):817-820. DOI: 10.16965/ijar.2014.485




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