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How To Treat Encephalocele
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
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
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