Arrested pneumatization of the skull base: Imaging characteristics

Kirk Welker, David R De Lone, John I. Lane, Julie R. Gilbertson

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Abstract

OBJECTIVE. Arrested skull base pneumatization is a benign developmental variant that can be confused with significant skull base disease processes. This study reviews the imaging findings in 30 suspected cases of arrested skull base pneumatization. CONCLUSION. When encountering a nonexpansile lesion with osteosclerotic borders, internal fat, and curvilinear calcifications in the basisphenoid bone or adjacent skull base, radiologists should strongly consider the diagnosis of arrested pneumatization.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1691-1696
Number of pages6
JournalAmerican Journal of Roentgenology
Volume190
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2008

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Keywords

  • Arrested pneumatization
  • Congenital anomalies
  • Craniofacial lesions
  • Head and neck imaging
  • Skull base
  • Sphenoid sinus

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology

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Arrested pneumatization of the skull base : Imaging characteristics. / Welker, Kirk; De Lone, David R; Lane, John I.; Gilbertson, Julie R.

In: American Journal of Roentgenology, Vol. 190, No. 6, 06.2008, p. 1691-1696.

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Welker, Kirk ; De Lone, David R ; Lane, John I. ; Gilbertson, Julie R. / Arrested pneumatization of the skull base : Imaging characteristics. In: American Journal of Roentgenology. 2008 ; Vol. 190, No. 6. pp. 1691-1696.
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