Author(s): Mohd. Shafi Khaki, M. Altaf Wani, Bilal A. Pahalwan, Mohd. Afzal Wani

BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to find out epidemiologic and clinical features of benign calvarial lesions in Neurosurgery Department at SKIMS, Srinagar, Kashmir. The aim of this article is also to describe imaging features of benign lesions. METHODS Seventy patients of skull tumours presented to neuro surgery department between 1985 to 1994. Parameters such as gender, symptom, age, clinical signs, radiological findings in x-ray and histopathological reports were evaluated. RESULTS The results of this study showed that most of such tumours were found in parietal area followed by frontal area skull. Such lesions were more common in males. Most common type of calvarial lesion was fibrous dysplasia, followed by Osteoma and Eosinophilic granuloma. Neurological symptoms were absent in most of the patients. CONCLUSIONS Benign skull lesions are infrequent. Calvarial lesions were commonly seen in adult males and mostly found in parietal area. Most common lesion was fibrous dysplasia. Of primary importance is the recognition of such lesions by primary care physicians and referral to the surgeons so that they are diagnosed, and appropriate treatment plan devised.

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