Tuberous sclerosis with an atypical radiological skull change: case report

Neurosurgery. 1985 Jun;16(6):804-7. doi: 10.1227/00006123-198506000-00012.


The authors describe a case of tuberous sclerosis with atypical radiological skull change in a 8-year-old Japanese child. A plain roentgenogram showed thinning and convolution of the left occipital bone, and a cortical tuber adjacent to the thinned bone was shown by computed tomography. This kind of skull change may suggest the existence of a cortical tuber in patients with tuberous sclerosis, although this finding has not been reported previously. The mechanism of this skull change is discussed.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Child
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Occipital Bone / diagnostic imaging*
  • Occipital Bone / surgery
  • Occipital Lobe / diagnostic imaging
  • Occipital Lobe / surgery
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed
  • Tuberous Sclerosis / diagnostic imaging*
  • Tuberous Sclerosis / surgery