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CASE REPORT DEVELOPMENTAL ANOMALIES
Year : 2014  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 195-197

Frontoethmoidal encephalocele: Case report and review on management


Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, HDCH, Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh, India

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Richa Gupta
774, Wright Town, Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh
India
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DOI: 10.4103/2231-0746.147140

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Encephaloceles, especially in the frontoethmoidal region, are a form of neural tube defect affecting patients in Southeast Asia more commonly than those in western countries, where they are more common in the occipital regions. All patients with classical frontoethmoidal encephalocele had swelling over the bridge of nose or inner canthus of eye since birth, with varying degrees of hypertelorism. This paper emphasizes on the clinical features of this pathology and its surgical management, along with, reviewing the evolution of single-stage correction and fine refinements.


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