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occipital cephalocele

Friday 21 December 2018

occipital encephalocystocele

Definition : A cephalocele is a congenital anomaly involving the herniation of intracranial tissue from a skull defect. The sac containing the central nervous system (CNS) with the ventricle system is called the encephalocystocele.

An atretic cephalocele is thought to be an abortive form of cephalocele, and the essential nature is still controversial.

Encephalocystocele is a developmental malformation characterized by brain herniation accompanied with extracranial cystic protrusion of the ventricular system. This nosological unit is often overlooked and insufficiently classified merely as encephalocele.

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