basal encephalocele

basal encephalocele

a defect in the skull floor with the herniation of brain tissue sometimes associated with coloboma of optic nerve.

ba·sal en·ceph·a·lo·cele

(bā'săl en-sef'ă-lō-sēl)
A defect in the skull floor with the herniation of brain tissue sometimes associated with coloboma of optic nerve.
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