A Rare Case Report on Frontal Encephalocele
Recent Developments in Medicine and Medical Research Vol. 4,
4 October 2021
Background: Frontal encephalocele is less common than occipital encephalocele. Frontal encephalocele is protrusion of brain content through defect in frontal bone. Meninges and part of frontal lobe was protruding through defect in this case. Its management is typical and different approach for repair. We introduce ventriculo peritoneal shunt first to reduce the size of swelling and manage the hydrocephalus.
Case Report: Encephalocele is a congenital anomaly that causes the brain component to protrude through the cranial defect. We are reporting a case of frontal encephalocele in three month old male child. The swelling was skin covered.
Conclusion: Frontal encephalocele is a rare entity. A case of congenital frontal encephalocele, an uncommon neural tube defect, is described.
- frontal encephalocele
- frontonasal encephalocele
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