European Journal of Pediatrics

, Volume 151, Issue 11, pp 827–828 | Cite as

Osteopetrosis: Brain ultrasound and computed tomography findings

  • P. J. Patel
  • T. M. Kolawole
  • S. Al-Mofada
  • T. M. Malabarey
  • A. Hulailah
Medical Genetics


A case of osteopetrosis presenting with rare features of dysmorphism with proptosis due to hypoplasia of the orbits and the temporal bone is described. The case also had calcifications in the periventricular regions, the falx cerebri and the corpora colliculi. These features and sonographic findings of osteopetrosis have not been reported previously. The sensitivity and specificity of imaging modalities in the diagnosis of intracranial calcifications is discussed.

Key words

Osteopetrosis Congenital intracranial and periventricular calcifications Sonography Computed tomography Brain 


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© Springer-Verlag 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • P. J. Patel
    • 1
  • T. M. Kolawole
    • 1
  • S. Al-Mofada
    • 2
  • T. M. Malabarey
    • 1
  • A. Hulailah
    • 1
  1. 1.Radiology Division, King Khalid University HospitalKing Saud UniversityRiyadhSaudi Arabia
  2. 2.Paediatric Department, King Khalid University HospitalKing Saud UniversityRiyadhSaudi Arabia

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