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What is the definition of Meningoencephalocele?
Meningoencephalocele is a type of encephalocele, which is an abnormal sac of fluid, brain tissue, and meninges (membranes that cover the brain and spinal cord) that extends through a defect in the skull. There are two main types of Meningoencephalocele, which are named according to the location of the sac. The frontoethmoidal type is located at the frontal and ethmoid bones while the occipital type is located at the occipital bone. Hydrocephalus, abnormalities of the eyeball and tear duct, and other findings have been associated with the condition. Some affected individuals have intellectual or physical disabilities while others have normal development and abilities. The condition is typically congenital (present at birth) but has been reported to develop by chance in older individuals in rare cases. The underlying cause of the condition is uncertain, but environmental factors are thought to play a role.
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What are the alternative names for Meningoencephalocele?
  • Meningoencephalocele
  • Encephalomeningocele
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A Prospective Longitudinal Quality of Life Study in Patients Undergoing Endoscopic Endonasal Skull Base Surgery
Summary: This is a prospective longitudinal study to access postoperative 2-year quality of life in patients who undergo endonasal endoscopic approach surgeries of the skull base.
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Published Date: May 02, 2022
Published By: Genetic and Rare Diseases Informnation Center

What are the Latest Advances for Meningoencephalocele?
Comparing Outcomes and Billing Costs of Middle Cranial Fossa and Transmastoid Approaches for Otogenic Encephalocele and Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak Repair.
Summary: Comparing Outcomes and Billing Costs of Middle Cranial Fossa and Transmastoid Approaches for Otogenic Encephalocele and Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak Repair.
An uncommon etiological factor for aspiration pneumonitis caused by spontaneous sphenoid sinus meningoencephalocele with cerebrospinal fluid rhinorrhea: a case report.
Summary: An uncommon etiological factor for aspiration pneumonitis caused by spontaneous sphenoid sinus meningoencephalocele with cerebrospinal fluid rhinorrhea: a case report.
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Endoscopic endonasal CSF rhinorrhea repair in children: Systematic review with meta-analysis.
Summary: Endoscopic endonasal CSF rhinorrhea repair in children: Systematic review with meta-analysis.