Meningoenceephaloceles

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Common Description

Patients with meningoencephaloceles have a mass of variable size containing brain and its coverings protruding onto the face or skull. Craniofacial manifestation is the one that comes onto the face or int the mouth-frntoethmoidal / basal ME.

Medical Description

An encephalocele consistes of brain tissue, which has herniated through a hole in the skull - this is mostly non-functional scarred brain tissue.



Characteristics

  • Mass extending onto the face between the eyes
  • Abnormal seperation of the eyes (telecanthus)
  • Distorted tear drainage system, causing overflow of tears (epiphora)
  • A long face

Our Recommendation

Protocol management by a craniofacial team from time of diagnosis throughout life.

DDMS Process and Procedure

Management by craniofacial team. Usually transcranial surgery is needed as soon after diagnosis as possible.

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Adelaide
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Jakarta
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Surabaya
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Denpasar - Yayasan Senyum
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Launceston General Hospital
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Hobart
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Kota Bharu
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Contact Information

David David Medical Services
226 Melbourne Street
North Adelaide
South Australia, 5006
T (61) 8 8267 1466
F (61) 8 8267 3403
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