Case 42-1984: A 29-Year-Old Woman with a Lytic Lesion of a Parietal Bone

Richard C. Cabot, Robert E. Scully, Eugene J. Mark, Betty U. Mcneely, John R. Hesselink, Andrew E. Rosenberg

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Presentation of Case A 29-year-old woman was admitted to the hospital because of a lytic skull lesion. She was well until eight months earlier, when she was involved in a motor-vehicle accident and struck her head on the windshield. She did not lose consciousness but subsequently experienced persistent daily occipital headaches. She was seen at another hospital, where x-ray films of the skull (Fig. 1) showed an area of scalloped radiolucency in the left posterior parietal region; no evidence of fracture or unusual calcification was seen. Four months before entry, while combing her hair, she observed a small, tender lump…

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1036-1043
Number of pages8
JournalNew England Journal of Medicine
Issue number16
StatePublished - Oct 18 1984
Externally publishedYes

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