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Introduction: Encephalocele

Description of Encephalocele

Encephalocele (medical condition): Improper protrusions of parts of the meninges and brain....more »

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  »Introduction: Encephaloceles
  »Symptoms of Encephaloceles
  »Treatments for Encephaloceles

Encephalocele: 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.
Source: MeSH 2007

Encephalocele: Rare Disease

Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Encephalocele is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Encephalocele, or a subtype of Encephalocele, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Encephalocele as a Disease

Encephalocele: Another name for Encephaloceles (or close medical condition association).
  »Introduction: Encephaloceles
  »Symptoms of Encephaloceles
  »Treatments for Encephaloceles

Encephalocele: Related Diseases

Encephalocele: Encephalocele is listed as a type of (or associated with) the following medical conditions in our database:

Symptoms of Encephalocele (Encephaloceles)

Some of the symptoms of Encephalocele incude:

Treatments for Encephalocele (Encephaloceles)

Treatments for Encephalocele (Encephaloceles) include:

Treatment of Encephalocele: For more treatment information about Encephalocele, see treatment of Encephaloceles (Encephalocele)

Encephalocele: Article Excerpts about Encephaloceles

Encephaloceles are rare neural tube defects characterized by sac-like protrusions of the... (Source: excerpt from NINDS Encephaloceles Information Page: NINDS)

Encephalocele: Related Disease Topics

These medical disease topics may be related to Encephalocele:

Terms associated with Encephalocele:

Terms Similar to Encephalocele:

Source - NIH

  • Frontal Encephalocele
  • Hernia, Cerebral
  • Occipital Encephalocele

Source - MeSH 2007

Broader terms for Encephalocele

Source - MeSH 2007

Hierarchical classifications of Encephalocele

The following list attempts to classify Encephalocele into categories where each line is subset of the next.

MeSH 2007 Hierarchy:

MeSH 2007 Hierarchy

Disease Ontology - OBO (Open Biomedical Ontologies)

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