Disease Information for Encephalocele

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Clinical Manifestations
Signs & Symptoms
CNS symptoms/signs
Low APGAR Score Newborn
Snoring
Disease Progression
Course/Chronic disorder
Course/Chronic only
Demographics & Risk Factors
Population Group
Child
Population/Pediatrics population
Sex & Age Groups
Population/Child
Population/Child-Infant Only
Population/Children/all
Laboratory Tests
Abnormal Lab Findings - Increased
Amniocentesis/Alfa-fetoprotein (AFP) Level
Maternal AFP levels
Diagnostic Test Results
Other Tests & Procedures
Fetoscopy Abnormal
X-RAY
Xray/Lukenschadel Child/Skull
Associated Diseases & Rule outs
Associated Disease & Complications
Blindness in Children
Congenital Blindness
Encephalitis, secondary
Disease Mechanism & Classification
Class
CLASS/Pediatric disorders (ex)
CLASS/Brain/CNS disorder (ex)
CLASS/Neurologic (category)
Pathophysiology
Pathophysiology/Congenital Brain malformation
Pathophysiology/Congenital CNS/Posterior fossa disorders
Process
PROCESS/Congenital/developmental (category)
PROCESS/Anomalies/Deformities/Malformations (EX)
PROCESS/Congenital CNS disorder (ex)
Treatment
Drug Therapy - Indication
SX/Craniotomy
Surgical Procedures or Treatments
SX/Surgery
Definition

Cerebral tissue herniation through a congenital or acquired defect in the skull. The majority of congenital encephaloceles occur in the occipital or frontal regions. Clinical features include a protuberant mass that may be pulsatile. The quantity and location of protruding neural tissue determines the type and degree of neurologic deficit. Visual defects, psychomotor developmental delay, and persistent motor deficits frequently occur.

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