Lipedematous scalp

Case contributed by Dr Huda B. Gharbia

Presentation

Headache

Patient Data

Age: 45 years
Gender: Female
MRI

Increased thickness of the scalp with marked expanded subcutaneous fat layer, (which measures about 14mm in thickness).

NB: empty and expanded sella.

Case Discussion

Thickening of the fatty tissue in subcutaneous layer of the scalp, suggestive of lipedematous scalp causing apparent enlargement of the head.

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