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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Jugular foramen involvement does not fit into the cephalocele classification.
Caption: Figure 3: Orbital MR ((a) sagittal scan, (b) coronal scan) showed an area of bone discontinuity in the anterior right orbital roof with adjacent cephalocele (extraconic) and a frontobasal area of encephalomalacia related to trauma.
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.
Anatomical and embryological considerations in the repair of a large vertex cephalocele. J Neurosurg 1999;90:537-41.
Jugular fossa meningoceles may not fit exactly into skull base cephalocele classifications.
Contemporary diagnosis and management of anterior skull base cephalocele and cerebrospinal fluid leaks.
Nasal cerebral heterotopia: Nasal atretic cephalocele. Neurocirugia (Astur) 2002; 13:385-8.