encephalocele

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encephalocele

[en′sef·ə·lō‚sēl]
(medicine)
Hernia of the brain through a congenital or traumatic opening in the cranium.
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Isolated sphenoid sinus disease is unusual and one should at least consider the possibility of a cephalocele with a rounded soft tissue density in the sphenoid sinus.
The differential diagnosis included ranula (salivary gland pseudocyst), cephalocele, hygroma, or epignathus--a teratoma arising from the soft palate or facial bones.
Meningoceles of the jugular foramen region are extremely uncommon and difficult to explain by current skull-base cephalocele classifications.
Contemporary diagnosis and management of anterior skull base cephalocele and cerebrospinal fluid leaks.