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Resection of anterior orbital meningoencephalocele in a newborn infant.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16985428     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
An 11-day-old infant was referred for a large, fleshy swelling at the right medial canthus, which was noticed at birth. CT of the skull showed protrusion of brain tissue within the mass, from which a diagnosis of meningoencephalocele was made. The mass was subsequently resected by a team of physicians represented by ophthalmology, otolaryngology, and neurosurgery. Follow-up showed good cosmetic and functional results. Meningoencephaloceles usually need prompt attention to ensure a good visual and cosmetic result. Imaging before surgery and pathologic analysis are both necessary steps to successful management. Prognosis is excellent unless associated with other comorbid conditions such as Dandy-Walker syndrome, holoprosencephaly, or agenesis of the corpus callosum.
Thomas A Bersani; Lawrence M Cecchi
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Ophthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgery     Volume:  22     ISSN:  0740-9303     ISO Abbreviation:  Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg     Publication Date:    2006 Sep-Oct
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-09-20     Completed Date:  2006-11-09     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8508431     Medline TA:  Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  391-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
S.U.N.Y Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, New York, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Encephalocele / radiography,  surgery*
Follow-Up Studies
Infant, Newborn
Meningocele / radiography,  surgery*
Ophthalmologic Surgical Procedures / methods*
Reconstructive Surgical Procedures / methods*
Tomography, X-Ray Computed

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