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How Long Should Encephalocele Last
Surgery: Encephalocele means that part of the brain is outside the skull, usually enclosed in a sac. Neurosurgery first determines what brain structures are involved with an mri, then will proceed to repair the encephalocele. Usually that part of the brain is removed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on location: The most common encephalocele occurs in the frontal area from a defect in the anterior skull base where a defect develops and allows part of the brain to herniate through it. This is associated with meningitis, headaches, cerebrospinal fluid leaks from the nose, etc. ...Read more
Encephalocele: An encephalocele or cranium bifidum is a protrusion of brain and membranes surrounding the brain through an opening in the skull. It is a congenital lesion caused by as a neural tube defect. More about encephalocele https://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/birthdefects/encephalocele.html ...Read more
Needs surgery: Encephaloceles are rare.Developing baby's skull does not close completely.Part of brain may come through hole in the skull. Sometimes, part of the membrane that covers brain and spinal cord and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) also come through the opening. Can occur in front or back of skull.Neurosurgeons repair encephaloceles within first few months of life by craniotomy for brain to be placed back. ...Read more
Depends on location: An encephalocele is characterized by the outpouching of brain and its overlying meninges through a defect in the skull. This is the result of some problem during development where the notochord did not close. These are reduced and covered to prevent CSF infection. The risk depends on the location and the size.There is a risk to neurologic function if the encephalocele is adjacent to eloquent brain. ...Read more
Encephalocele found in unborn baby17 weeks 3 days, not family history found my side or my wife family side would need advice whether to continue ?
Depends: So sorry to hear that. Whether to continue with pregnancy is a very personal decision. Encephaloceles can have varying prognosis depending on severity. You should probably consult at a university center that is experienced in dealing with significant fetal anomalies. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Rarely: they rarely cause headaches, because their chronic condition. However, if it progresses, and if there is herniation in the brain, headaches can occur. Herniation however, are usually potentially life-threatening conditions.Mo ...Read more
How uncommon is it to find a second meningo encephalocele during surgery? My doctor found a second during my surgery 16/1 2014.
Need details: Please give additional details. Meningoencephaocoele are usually seen in the skull and at birth or following trauma. ...Read more
What is a meningocele? My MRI says I possibly have one? Fluid is seen adjacent to to the mastoid tegmen. No encephalocele. Previous mastoidectomy.
Doctor said I have a 1cm encephalocele and my ear grommets may prevent us from knowing if I have a CSF leak too Why would ear grommets prevent leaking?
I have a encephalocele from a hole in my tegmen. after flying I have salty water draining down my throat and worsening headache/dizziness ear pain?
Headache: Your story doesn't sound right. Do you mean tagmen Tympani? you have brain protruding into the middle ear space (encephalocele)?, are you suggesting you have CSF leak and given this condition you have been flying? Does your doctor know that? I suggest you contact your neurologist and go to ER immediately. In the meantime, do not blow your nose and if you cough or sneeze, do it with your mouth open ...Read more
Can't tell: The tempomandibular joint can make a person miserable and there's no predicting how long it will last. There are folks who know how to treat this and i'm not one of them; a variety of measures including those that keep you from grinding your teeth at night can help, as can more intensive interventions. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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