Sincipital encephalocele

Last revised by Daniel J Bell on 22 Apr 2021

Sincipital encephaloceles are congenital herniations of cerebral parenchyma through a cranial defect. There are three main types 1,2:

History and etymology

Sincipital is a derivative of sinciput and relates to the frontal calvaria. It derives from the Latin words "semi" (half) and "caput" (head) 3.

Differential diagnosis

Consider other midline nasal region lesions, in particular nasal glioma.

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