Hyperostosis Frontalis Interna

  • Mallikarjuna Nallegowda
  • Upinderpal Singh
  • Rakesh Kumar
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-29676-8_858


Morgagni-Stewart-Morel syndrome; Metabolic craniopathy; Endostosis crani; Enostosis cranii; Endocraniosis; Hyperostosis calvaria interna; HCI; Hyperostosis calvariae diffusa; HCD; HFI

Definition and Characteristics

Hyperostosis frontalis interna (HFI) is a condition involving progressive symmetric irregular cortical thickening (Fig. 1) of inner table of the frontal bone of human skull by smooth, rounded exostosis covered by dura projecting into the cranial cavity.
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mallikarjuna Nallegowda
    • 1
  • Upinderpal Singh
    • 1
  • Rakesh Kumar
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Physical Medicine and RehabilitationAll India Institute of Medical SciencesNew DelhiIndia
  2. 2.Department of SurgeryAll India Institute of Medical SciencesNew DelhiIndia