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Anterior encephalocele presenting as nasolacrimal obstruction.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3592469     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A case of congenital anterior encephalocele presented originally with nasolacrimal obstruction. Associated paranasal masses and hypertelorism suggested the diagnosis, which was confirmed and delineated by computed tomography. Anterior encephalocele has various clinical presentations, but the diagnosis should be suspected in a child with nasolacrimal obstruction and associated congenital anomalies, particularly paranasal masses. Early recognition is essential to prevent trauma to CNS tissue, to prompt evaluation for other congenital anomalies, and to facilitate appropriate neurosurgical repair.
E R Rashid; T J Bergstrom; R M Evans; A C Arnold
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Annals of ophthalmology     Volume:  18     ISSN:  0003-4886     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann Ophthalmol     Publication Date:  1986 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1987-07-22     Completed Date:  1987-07-22     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0210137     Medline TA:  Ann Ophthalmol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  132, 134-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Child, Preschool
Encephalocele / complications*
Lacrimal Duct Obstruction / etiology*

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