Large osteolytic skull tumor presenting as a small subcutaneous scalp lesion

John E. Sutherland*, Nader S. Dahdaleh, Jeremy D W Greenlee, Patricia A. Kirby, Michael D. Sargent

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Abstract

Subcutaneous nodules of the scalp are common and usually benign. We describe a case that presented as a probable inclusion cyst or lipoma of the scalp that was discovered to be a benign osteolytic fibrohistiocytic lesion of the frontoparietal skull. This ultimately was successfully treated by neurosurgery with a craniectomy, tumor excision, and reconstructive cranioplasty.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)763-767
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of the American Board of Family Medicine
Volume24
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 2011

Keywords

  • Bone tumor
  • Case report
  • Giant cell tumor
  • Scalp lesion
  • Skull tumor

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Family Practice

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