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Virtual Pediatric Hospital: Paediapaedia: Lacunar Skull (Craniolacunia) (Luckenschadel) Paediapaedia: Neurological Diseases

Lacunar Skull (Craniolacunia) (Luckenschadel)

Michael P. D'Alessandro, M.D.
Peer Review Status: Internally Peer Reviewed


Clinical Presentation:
Not applicable

Etiology/Pathophysiology:
Are clusters of deep calvarial pits with steep edges and interspersed bony trabecular ridges that involve the inner table and diploe and less frequently the outer table. Are present at birth, are unrelated to increased intracranial pressure and spontaneously disappear by 4-6 months old. Are almost always associated with meningomyelocele.

Pathology:
Not applicable

Imaging Findings:
Most prominent in the parietal bones. See multiple oval lucencies that are separated by dense bony ridges.

DDX:

References:
See References Chapter.

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