- protrusion of brain tissue through a congenital fissure in the skull
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[ Greek 'egke`falos
the brain + kh`lh
Hernia of the brain.
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<medicine> Hernia of the brain. ... Origin: Gr. The brain + tumour. ... Source: Websters Dictionary ... (01 Mar 1998) ...
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protrusion of brain tissue through a congenital fissure in the skull
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(en-sef´ә-lo-sēl″) hernial protrusion of brain substance and meninges through a congenital or traumatic opening of the skull. occipital encephalocele an encephalocele in the occipital region, the most common kind seen in the Western Hemisphere.
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• (n.) Hernia of the brain.
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(from the article `neural tube defect`) Another form of open neural tube defect, encephalocele, occurs when a meningeal sac containing brain tissue protrudes from the skull. The outlook for ... ...they may also arise from accidental or traumatic processes during embryonic development. Occasionally, malformed persons are found in which a...
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encephalocele A hernia of the brain through a congenital or traumatic opening in the cranium.
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Encephalocele, sometimes known by the Latin name cranium bifidum, is a neural tube defect characterized by sac-like protrusions of the brain and the membranes that cover it through openings in the skull. These defects are caused by failure of the neural tube to close completely during fetal development. Encephaloceles cause a groove down the middl
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Type: Term Pronunciation: en-sef′ă-lō-sēl′ Definitions: 1. A congenital gap in the cranium with herniation of brain substance. Synonyms: craniocele, cranium bifidum, bifid cranium
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A birth defect that occurs in about 1-4 babies out of every 10,000 live births. An encephalocele is a neural tube defect and occurs when there is a gap in the skull that allows brain tissue to protrude. The neural tube does not close completely during fetal development. Usually, encephaloceles are found along the midline of the skull and occur ...
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