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Encephalocele - NORD (National Organization for Rare Disorders) encephalocele in adults


Basal encephalocele is rare in adults. Congenital and acquired cases have been reported with regard to the developmental mechanism, and.

Although encephaloceles are generally congenital lesions in children, they can also occur in adults as the result of trauma or prior surgery along the skull base.

Encephaloceles are pathological herniations of brain parenchyma through congenital or acquired osseus-dural defects of the skull base or cranial vault.

Encephaloceles are rare neural tube defects characterized by sac-like protrusions of the brain and the membranes that cover it through openings in the skull.