cephalocele


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cephalocele

(ˈsɛfələˌsiːl)
n
a protrusion of the brain or cranial matter through an opening in the skull
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A cephalocele is a protrusion of intracranial contents through a defect in the calvarium or skull base; the defect may be congenital, acquired (including postoperative or post-traumatic) or spontaneous.
The first abortion was four months from pregnancy resulting in a fetus with anencephaly, kyphosis and cephalocele and the second was a blighted ovum at 3rd month of pregnancy.
The differential diagnosis included ranula (salivary gland pseudocyst), cephalocele, hygroma, or epignathus--a teratoma arising from the soft palate or facial bones.