Sincipital encephalocele

Dr Tom Foster and Dr Henry Knipe et al.

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 semi (half) and caput (head) 3.

Differential diagnosis

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

Article information

rID: 39729
Section: Gamuts
Tag: stub, cases
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Sincipital encephalocele
  • Sincipital encephalocoeles
  • Sincipital encephaloceles

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