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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.
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notencephalus(nō″tĕn-sĕf′ă-lŭs) [″ + enkephalos, brain]
A deformed fetus with notencephalocele.
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