May 1, 1989

Large encephalocele at the anterior fontanel--case report

Neurologia Medico-chirurgica
I KitanoA Yokota


The authors report a newborn girl with a large meningoencephalocele, 18.5 cm in diameter, at the anterior fontanel. She had several accompanying anomalies, including microcephalus, cleft palate, and a uvula bifida. A plain skull x-ray revealed craniolacunia and a computed tomography (CT) scan showed maldevelopment of the cerebrum. The mass was resected, after which the fontanel was noted to bulge. CT demonstrated dilated lateral ventricles. A successful shunting procedure permitted the infant to leave the hospital in good general condition.

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Hernia of Cerebellar Tonsil into Foramen Magnum
X-ray of Skull
Congenital Cerebral Hernia
Cleft Palate, Isolated
X-Ray Computed Tomography
Cortical Cell Layer of the Cerebral Cortex
Cleft Uvula

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