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Marras C. 1, McEvoy A. W. 2, Grieve J. P. 2, Jager H. R. 2, Kitchen N. D: 2, Villani R. M. 1
1 Institute of Neurosurgery, University of Milan, Milan, Maggiore Policlinico Hospital, IRCCS, Milan, Italy;
2 Department of Surgical Neurology, The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, London, UK
A rare case of a giant, temporo-occipital sinus pericranii is presented. A 38-year-old male presented with minor symptoms of headache and heaviness over an enlarging temporo-occipital bone defect. Within the defect a soft, compressible, mass lesion was observed, which varied in size with changes in intracranial pressure. Radiological imaging demonstrated bone erosion around a fluid filled mass, which on angiography communicated via a series of channels with the transverse sinus. A diagnosis of sinus pericranii was made. Due to the risk of future complication the patient elected to undergo surgery, which successfully resected the mass and obliterated the venous communications with the diploic veins and transverse sinus. The classification, aetiology, differential diagnosis, radiological characteristics and management options relating to sinus pericranii are discussed.