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encephalocele

 [en-sef´ah-lo-sēl″]
hernial protrusion of brain substance and meninges through a congenital or traumatic opening of the skull.
occipital encephalocele an encephalocele in the occipital region, the most common kind seen in the Western Hemisphere.
A baby with a large occipital encephalocele. From Mueller and Young, 2001.

en·ceph·a·lo·cele

(en-sef'ă-lō-sēl'),
A congenital gap in the cranium with herniation of brain substance.
[encephalo- + G. kēlē, hernia]

encephalocele

/en·ceph·a·lo·cele/ (en-sef´ah-lo-sēl″) hernia of part of the brain and meninges through a congenital, traumatic, or postsurgical cranial defect.

encephalocele

[ensef′ələsēl′]
Etymology: Gk, enkephalos + koilia, cavity
1 protrusion of the brain through a congenital defect in the skull.
2 hernia of the brain. See also neural tube defect.
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Encephalocele

en·ceph·a·lo·cele

(en-sef'ă-lō-sēl)
A congenital gap in the cranium with herniation of brain substance.
Synonym(s): craniocele.
[encephalo- + G. kēlē, hernia]

encephalocele

congenital failure of skull closure, with resultant herniation of brain tissue; associated with severe spinal dysraphism

en·ceph·a·lo·cele

(en-sef'ă-lō-sēl)
Congenital cranial gap with herniation of brain substance.
[encephalo- + G. kēlē, hernia]

encephalocele

hernial protrusion of brain substance through a congenital or traumatic opening of the skull.