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Encephaloceles: Introduction

Encephaloceles: Encephaloceles are rare neural tube defects characterized by sac-like protrusions of the meninges (the membranes that cover the brain) and brain tissue ... more about Encephaloceles.

Encephaloceles: Improper protrusions of parts of the meninges and brain. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Encephaloceles is available below.

Symptoms of Encephaloceles

Treatments for Encephaloceles

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Encephaloceles: Deaths

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Causes of Encephaloceles

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Encephaloceles: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and Encephaloceles

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Prognosis for Encephaloceles

Prognosis for Encephaloceles: The prognosis for individuals with encephaloceles varies depending on what brain tissue is involved, the location of the sacs, and the accompanying brain malformations. (Source: excerpt from NINDS Encephaloceles Information Page: NINDS)

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Article Excerpts about Encephaloceles

Encephaloceles are rare neural tube defects characterized by sac-like protrusions of the meninges (the membranes that cover the brain) and brain tissue through abnormal openings in the skull. (Source: excerpt from NINDS Encephaloceles Information Page: NINDS)

Definitions of Encephaloceles:

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


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