cephalocele


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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.

ceph·a·lo·cele

(sef'ă-lō-sēl),
Protrusion of part of the cranial contents, for example, meningocele, encephalocele.
See also: encephalocele.

cephalocele

/ceph·a·lo·cele/ (sef´ah-lo-sēl) encephalocele.

cephalocele

[sef′əlōsēl′]
the protrusion of a part of the brain through an opening in the skull. The opening may be congenital or may result from an injury. Also called cerebral hernia.

ceph·a·lo·cele

(sef'ă-lō-sēl)
Protrusion of part of the cranial contents, e.g., meningocele, encephalocele.
See also: encephalocele

cephalocele

A protrusion of part of the brain through an opening in the skull.

cephalocele

protrusion of a part of the cranial contents. See also encephalocele.
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2) The cephaloceles are known to occur through the suture lines or junction of several bones.
Basal cephaloceles are rare, with an incidence of about 1 in 35,000 births.
Cephalocele is an extension of intracranial contents (e.