encephalocele


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encephalocele

(ɛnˈsɛfələʊˌsiːl)
n
(Pathology) a protrusion of brain matter through a congenital gap in the skull
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Noun1.encephalocele - protrusion of brain tissue through a congenital fissure in the skull
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en·ceph·a·lo·cele

n. encefalocele, hernia del encéfalo, protrusión del encéfalo a través de una abertura congénita o traumática en el cráneo.
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ABBOTTABAD -- The Neurosurgery Department of Ayub Teaching Hospital (ATH) Abbottabad on Tuesday performed first brain surgery of four years old kid in Hazara known as Encephalocele in medical terminology.
The Zika surveillance case definition covers all birth defects that have been reported as potentially related to Zika virus infection and includes brain abnormalities such as microcephaly, intracranial calcifications, fetal brain disruption sequence, abnormal cortical formation, and porencephaly, among others; neural tube defects and other early brain malformations, such as anencephaly, spina bifida, encephalocele, and holoprosencephaly; eye abnormalities, such as microphthalmia/anophthalmia, cataracts, chorioretinal and optic nerve abnormalities, among others; and consequences of central nervous system dysfunction, such as joint contractures and congenital sensorineural deafness.
53%), including anencephaly, encephalocele and spina bifida.
The most prevalent are spina bifida and anencephaly and also include encephalocele, craniorachischisis, and iniencephaly (Kondo, Kamihira, & Ozawa, 2009).
Still, the same group have applies ETV/CPC in encephalocele, with the successful rate was 85% (27), and in obstructive hydrocephalus due to aqueductal stenosis, with success rate of 81.
The condition, called encephalocele, means Ollie, from Maesteg, has had to have a number of operations.
EIGHT-MONTH-OLD Sophia Christy Soler was born with meningocele frontal encephalocele, a bone condition where a protrusion happens in the skull area because the spine did not develop properly.
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The protrusion is termed a meningocele if it contains meninges and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) and a meningoencephalocele or encephalocele when it also contains brain tissue.
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