Hemangiomas in the calvaria: imaging findings

AJR Am J Roentgenol. 1995 Mar;164(3):683-7. doi: 10.2214/ajr.164.3.7863894.


Lesions of the skull vault are fairly common; however, they are often difficult to diagnose. By using specific imaging criteria, one may readily diagnose a calvarial hemangioma. These lesions account for 10% of benign primary neoplasms of the skull [1]. This essay illustrates the spectrum of imaging findings seen on plain radiography, CT, MR imaging, and angiography for patients with calvarial hemangiomas.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Angiography
  • Female
  • Hemangioma / diagnosis*
  • Hemangioma / diagnostic imaging
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Middle Aged
  • Radionuclide Imaging
  • Skull / diagnostic imaging
  • Skull / pathology
  • Skull Neoplasms / diagnosis*
  • Skull Neoplasms / diagnostic imaging
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed