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Anterior encephalocele associated with subependymal nodular heterotopia, cortical dysplasia and epilepsy: case report and review of the literature.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17035053     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The presence of subependymal nodular heterotopia and cortical dysgenesis has been infrequently reported in patients with encephalocele. The majority of these patients were found to have posterior encephaloceles. We report a case of a Hispanic female with a frontoethmoidal encephalocele who developed epilepsy at 15 years of age. Magnetic resonance imaging of the brain demonstrated left subependymal nodular heterotopia, partial agenesis of the corpus callosum and left fronto-temporal cortical dysplasia with polymicrogyria. This case illustrates the association of anterior encephalocele with subependymal nodular heterotopia, cortical dysplasia and epilepsy. It underscores the importance of screening for intracranial abnormalities in patients with anterior encephalocele.
Luisa Rojas; Joseph J Melvin; Eric N Faerber; Ignacio Valencia
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review     Date:  2006-10-10
Journal Detail:
Title:  European journal of paediatric neurology : EJPN : official journal of the European Paediatric Neurology Society     Volume:  10     ISSN:  1090-3798     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur. J. Paediatr. Neurol.     Publication Date:    2006 Sep-Nov
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-12-01     Completed Date:  2007-02-22     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9715169     Medline TA:  Eur J Paediatr Neurol     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  227-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Neurology, Hahnemann University Hospital, St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Choristoma / complications*
Encephalocele / complications*
Ependyma* / pathology
Epilepsy / etiology*
Magnetic Resonance Imaging / methods
Review Literature as Topic

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