The authors report two cases of multicentric osteolytic lesions in the occipital bone without any history of head trauma. The excisional biopsy of the first case revealed that the lesion was multicentric but a continuous cavity with the subarachnoid space through various sizes of dural defect, and the cavities were covered by arachnoid lining. Together with the previously reported similar 5 cases, the characteristic common feature is multicentric osteolytic lesions in the occipital bone at advanced age without marginal sclerosis. 'The cluster of arachnoid diverticula in the occipital bone (CADOB)' is probably the most appropriate term for these non-traumatic lesions with the following characteristics: elderly patients, occipital bone, midline, multiple, intact outer table, nonsclerotic margin and without history of trauma. Operation may not be indicated because of its non-progressive and benign nature.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Clinical Neurology