Nasal encephalocele

Case contributed by Dr Prashant Gupta

Presentation

Long standing swelling medial to left eye. CT scan outside reported as "orbital dermoid".

Patient Data

Age: 10 months
Gender: Male
MRI

Coronal images demonstrate continuity of the cyst with the intracranial compartment and containing herniated frontal lobe tissue.

Case Discussion

Encephalocoeles are uncommon, but are an important lesion to consider. Imagine the results of deciding to excise this 'dermoid' without appreciating the actual pathology. 

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Case information

rID: 17213
Case created: 27th Mar 2012
Last edited: 10th Dec 2015
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