Journal of Neurosciences in Rural Practice
 
CASE REPORT
Year : 2018  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 619-621

Giant occipital encephalocele with chiari malformation Type 3


1 Department of Neurosciences, School of Medical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Health Campus, Kelantan; Department of Neurosurgery, Hospital Sungai Buloh, Sungai Buloh, Selangor, Malaysia
2 Department of Neurosurgery, Hospital Sungai Buloh, Sungai Buloh, Selangor, Malaysia
3 Department of Neurosciences, School of Medical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Health Campus, Kelantan, Malaysia

Correspondence Address:
Davendran Kanesen
Department of Neurosciences, School of Medical Sciences, University Sains Malaysia, Health Campus, Kubang Kerian, 16150, Kelantan
Malaysia
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DOI: 10.4103/jnrp.jnrp_103_18

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Encephaloceles are rare embryological mesenchymal developmental anomalies resulting from inappropriate ossification in the skull through which herniate the intracranial contents of the sac. Occipital encephaloceles are described as giant when they are larger than the head from which they arise, and they pose a great surgical challenge. Herein, we present a case of a giant occipital encephalocele in a neonate with Chiari malformation Type 3 to highlight the problems encountered in its management and the outcome of the surgery.


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