encephalocele


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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.
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Encephalocele was defined as herniation of brain tissue and meninges from cranial bone defect.
Encephalocele is described as a sac-like protrusion of the brain and the membranes that cover it through an opening in the skull.
1%) with encephalocele, arachnoid cysts, hydrenencephaly and 01 each with exencephaly and holoprosencephaly.
Incidence of nasal encephalocele is 1 in 5000 live births.
Case report: Anteromedial temporosphenoidal encephalocele with a clinically silent lateral bony defect in the greater wing of the sphenoid.
The patient was evaluated by neurosurgery for presenting protruding encephalocele by indurated palate through the oral cavity, it was surgically treated with angioplasty and then with titanium mesh.
Encephalocele are classified according to location of skull defect, being anterior or posterior encephalocele.
These results were followed by a formal recommendation from the CDC: women who had previously had an infant or fetus with spina bifida, anencephaly, or encephalocele were urged to take 4 milligrams of folic acid supplementation a day (3).
Deir Ezzor, Northeastern Syria, (SANA) -- A medical team at al-Assad Hospital in Deir Ezzor governorate removed an encephalocele weighing 2600 grams from the head of a 14 day-old infant girl.
These devastating defects--such as anencephaly, encephalocele, spina bifida, and other defects--are now largely preventable.
As a result, the infant could experience a variety of conditions, including spina bifida, anencephaly and encephalocele.