meningoencephalocele


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Related to meningoencephalocele: meningoencephalitis, meningohydroencephalocele

meningoencephalocele

[mə¦niŋ·gō·in′sef·ə·lō‚sēl]
(medicine)
A protrusion of the brain and its membranes through a defect in the skull.
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Computer tomography diagnosis of meningoencephalocele in a calf.
Geographical distribution of the fronto-ethmoidal meningoencephalocele Br J Prev Soc Med.
We conclude that to plan the safest possible repair, preoperative evaluation of intrasphenoidal meningoencephalocele by MRI is essential to confirming the extension of the lesion and any associated abnormalities.
Trans-sphenoidal meningoencephaloceles are usually congenital anomalies, although cranial trauma as a cause has been reported.
In this article, we report an unusual case of a temporal lobe meningoencephalocele in a cranial bone (rather than a paranasal sinus) that appeared as a lytic lesion of the pterygoid process.
Possible malignancies include craniopharyngioma, meningioma, chordoma, glioma, meningoencephalocele, nasopharyngeal tumor, sphenoid sinus tumor, internal carotid artery aneurysm, sphenoid osteoma, cholesteatoma, and fibrous dysplasia.
Many pathological masses in the nose may look like antrochoanal polyp, for example dermoid cysts, meningoencephaloceles, teratomae or sphenochoanal polyps [8].
Retinoid embryopathy ranges from craniofacial dysmorphias appendagial abnormalities to meningoencephaloceles.
Benign processes include nasal polyps, mucoceles, meningoencephaloceles, chrondromas, osteomas, ossifying fibromas, and cementomas.
Some patients had multiple defects in the tegmen and dura, and some can have meningoencephaloceles, can be seen behind the tympanic membrane.
The differential diagnosis of nasopharyngeal cysts includes adenoid hypertrophy, branchial cleft cysts, meningoceles, meningoencephaloceles, antrochoanal polyps, sphenochoanal polyps, and malignant tumors.