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.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

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]
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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]
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meningoencephalocele

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