Monday, January 4, 2016

The Early Bird


Challenge: This is sometimes associated with osteogenesis imperfecta. What do you see here?

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4 comments:

Craig Chen said...

The Early Bird

These are wormian bones, accessory bones within the suture of the skull (most often the lamboid suture).

Sources: UpToDate; LearningRadiology.

William Herring said...

Dear Dr. Chen:

I nailed this diagnosis (but I cheated :-). I came upon your sites and admire your ability to teach through the web and your desire to continue to do it for years. Others start along this path, but few continue. I'm glad you find some of the cases on LearningRadiology.com useful. You are re-purposing them in an excellent way. I hope you keep up your good work.

Sincerely,

William Herring, MD, FACR
LearningRadiology.com

Craig Chen said...

Thanks for the feedback Dr Herring! I discovered LearningRadiology sometime during medical school and it was such a great resource with great images and clear explanations. I've always found that I learned best with cases (and even better with writing cases more than just answering them) and I've enjoyed coming up with these over the many years. I really appreciate your feedback and also agree that LearningRadiology is an invaluable resource. Good to hear from you!

Craig

Zak said...

My pleasure.