Nontraumatic orbital roof encephalocele

Amber Hoang, Todd Maugans, Thang Ngo, Jamie Ikeda

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Abstract

Intraorbital meningoencephaloceles occur most commonly as a complication of traumatic orbital roof fractures. Nontraumatic congenital orbital meningoncephaloceles are very rare, with most secondary to destructive processes affecting the orbit and primary skull defects. Treatment for intraorbital meningoencephaloceles is surgical repair, involving the excision of herniated brain parenchyma and meninges and reconstruction of the osseous defect. Most congenital lesions present in infancy with obvious globe and orbital deformities; we report an orbital meningoencephalocele in a 3-year-old girl who presented with ptosis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)81-83
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of AAPOS
Volume21
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1 2017

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Ophthalmology

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