meningoencephalocele

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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.

me·nin·go·en·ceph·a·lo·cele

(mĕ-ning'gō-en-sef'ă-lō-sēl'),
A protrusion of the meninges and brain through a congenital defect in the cranium, usually in the frontal or occipital region.
[meningo- + G. enkephalos, brain, + kēlē, hernia]

meningoencephalocele

/me·nin·go·en·ceph·a·lo·cele/ (-en-sef´ah-lo-sēl″) encephalocele.

meningoencephalocele

[mining′gō·ensef′əlōsēl′]
Etymology: Gk, meninx + enkephalos, brain, kele, hernia
a saclike cyst containing brain tissue, cerebrospinal fluid, and meninges that protrudes through a congenital defect in the skull. It may or may not contain parts of the ventricular system and is commonly associated with brain defects. Also called encephalomeningocele. See also neural tube defect.

me·nin·go·en·ceph·a·lo·cele

(mĕ-ning'gō-en-sef'ă-lō-sēl)
A protrusion of the meninges and brain through a congenital defect in the cranium, usually in the frontal or occipital region.
Synonym(s): encephalomeningocele.
[meningo- + G. enkephalos, brain, + kēlē, hernia]

meningoencephalocele

Protrusion of part of the brain with the covering membranes (MENINGES) through a defect in the skull. An encephalocoele.

meningoencephalocele

hernial protrusion of the meninges and brain substance through a defect in the skull.

congenital meningoencephalocele
occurs in cranium bifidum. An inherited form has been identified in Landrace pigs. The piglets are not viable. Called also cranioschisis.
inherited meningoencephalocele
possibly an inherited defect in Landrace pigs.
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