ISSN 1308-8734 | E-ISSN 1308-8742
Case Report
Traumatic Fronto-Ethmoidal Encephalocele: A Rare Case
1 Department of Radiology, Mugla Sitki Kocman University, Faculty of Medicine, Mugla, Turkey  
2 Department of Radiology, Harran University, Faculty of Medicine, Sanliurfa, Turkey  
3 Department of Otolaryngology, Harran University, Faculty of Medicine, Sanliurfa, Turkey  
4 Department of Neurosurgery, Harran University, Faculty of Medicine, Sanliurfa, Turkey  
Eurasian J Med 2015; 47: 69-71
DOI: 10.5152/eajm.2014.50
Key Words: CT, encephalocele, MRI, trauma
Abstract

Encephalocele is defined as herniation of the brain tissue from a bone defect in the cranium. It may be congenital, traumatic, tumoural or develop spontaneously. Traumatic fronto-ethmoidal encephalocele is rare and should be kept in mind for patients who have suffered trauma. Early diagnosis is important in terms of preventing life-threatening complications such as meningitis. Encephalocele and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leakage can be easily determined with basic radiological imaging methods and clinical findings. The computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) findings are here presented of a case with traumatic encephalocele.

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