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Osteolytic Skull Lesions-Our Experience.


ABSTRACT: To present an overview of varied clinical presentations, investigations and treatment options for Osteolytic skull lesions.It is a prospective study.We conducted this study from January 2013 to December 2015 in the Department of Neurosurgery, Nil Ratan Sircar Medical College and Hospital, Kolkata. During this period, 14 patients presented with osteolytic skull lesions through the outpatient department. All patients were thoroughly investigated with appropriate hematological and radiological investigations and treated following admission, and surgery was performed in the Neurosurgery Department. All were followed regularly in OPD.Total 14 patients were included in the study. Amongst these 7 were male and 7 female. Age group of patients ranged from 5 to 72 years. Of 14 cases, three cases had dermoid cyst, four cases had metastasis, and one each case had epidermoid cyst, intradiploic meningioma, benign cystic lesion, tuberculosis, histiocytosis X, hemangioma, and osteomyelitis. All underwent diagnostic/therapeutic procedures and referred for Radio or chemotherapy where indicated.All scalp/skull lesions need careful clinical correlation, appropriate radiological investigations to establish diagnosis and subject them to suitable treatment.

SUBMITTER: Sandeep BV 

PROVIDER: S-EPMC5488568 | BioStudies | 2017-01-01

SECONDARY ACCESSION(S): 10.4103/jnrp.jnrp_243_16

REPOSITORIES: biostudies

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