Fat in dural sinuses

Fat in dural sinuses is usually an incidental finding and generally tends to occur in the regions of torcula and superior sagittal sinus. They are thought to represent normal adipose tissue in the sinus wall. 

Differential diagnosis

In some situations they may mimic pneumocephalus on CT if not viewed on the correct window setting. 

Article information

rID: 89331
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Dural sinus fat

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Cases and figures

  • Case 1: tiny fat locule in the torcula
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