Türk Nöroşirürji Dergisi 2013 , Vol 23 , Num 3
A Rare Pediatric Case: Lacunar Head
Ali Haluk DÜZKALIR1, Selçuk ÖZDOĞAN2, İsmail İŞTEMEN1
1Muş Devlet Hastanesi, Beyin ve Sinir Cerrahisi Kliniği, Muş, Türkiye
2Yeditepe Üniversitesi, Tıp Fakültesi, Beyin ve Sinir Cerrahisi Anabilim Dalı, İstanbul, Türkiye
The etiology of lacunar head, first defined in the early nineteenth century, is still unclear. Lacunar head is defined as a thinned layer of skull bone because of increased intracranial pressure during embryogenesis. A beaten copper and honeycomb-like appearance on X-ray graphs is useful in the diagnosis. Lacunar head is generally seen together with congenital malformations like hydrocephalus, Arnold-Chiari and myelomeningocele. An attempt has been made to explain lacunar head with craniosynostosis. Lacunar head was seen incidentally in our case. No other malformations, anomalies or developmental defects were found. When his father’s old X-ray graphs were inspected a similar lacunar head appearance was seen. Lacunar head without any other anomalies, malformations or developmental defects is seen very rarely. Anahtar Kelimeler : Lacunar head, Craniosynostosis, Developmental anomalies