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Vol 73, No 3 (2014)
CASE REPORTS
Published online: 2014-09-05
Submitted: 2013-10-09
Accepted: 2013-11-19
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A partially ossified falx cerebri

A. Zandian, P. Clarke, R. S. Tubbs, M. Loukas
DOI: 10.5603/FM.2014.0053
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Folia Morphol 2014;73(3):363-365.

open access

Vol 73, No 3 (2014)
CASE REPORTS
Published online: 2014-09-05
Submitted: 2013-10-09
Accepted: 2013-11-19

Abstract

During a routine faculty prosection of the head and neck region of an adult female cadaver, a partial ossification of the falx cerebri was found. Ossification of other dural areas or regions of the body were not found. In addition, the brain and remaining organs appeared to be grossly normal. Reports of partial ossification of the falx cerebri are still rare and while certain pathologies such as nevoid basal cell carcinoma syndrome typically present with ossification of the falx on radiographs, the causal relationship of such an abnormality remains unclear.

Abstract

During a routine faculty prosection of the head and neck region of an adult female cadaver, a partial ossification of the falx cerebri was found. Ossification of other dural areas or regions of the body were not found. In addition, the brain and remaining organs appeared to be grossly normal. Reports of partial ossification of the falx cerebri are still rare and while certain pathologies such as nevoid basal cell carcinoma syndrome typically present with ossification of the falx on radiographs, the causal relationship of such an abnormality remains unclear.

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Keywords

cranium, meninges, dura mater, falx cerebri, ossification

About this article
Title

A partially ossified falx cerebri

Journal

Folia Morphologica

Issue

Vol 73, No 3 (2014)

Pages

363-365

Published online

2014-09-05

DOI

10.5603/FM.2014.0053

Bibliographic record

Folia Morphol 2014;73(3):363-365.

Keywords

cranium
meninges
dura mater
falx cerebri
ossification

Authors

A. Zandian
P. Clarke
R. S. Tubbs
M. Loukas

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