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]

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]

en·ceph·a·lo·cele

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