Surgical management and reconstruction of sincipital encephalocele presenting in adulthood

Surgical management and reconstruction of sincipital encephalocele presenting in adulthood Sincipital encephaloceles presenting in adulthood are misdiagnosed until they present with persistent cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) rhinorrhea or, in extreme cases, meningeal infection. The basic approach to their repair is a frontal craniotomy and bandeau-type removal of the orbital framework, and reconstruction using dural patch for watertight dural closure, split calvarial bone graft fixation for rigid repair of the bony framework, and a vascularized pericranial flap to provide the soft tissue interposition. We emphasize the pitfall of biopsy when encephalocele is included in the differential diagnosis of a nasal mass and include a step-by-step operative technique that ensures safe and effective reconstruction of the skull base defect. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png European Journal of Plastic Surgery Springer Journals

Surgical management and reconstruction of sincipital encephalocele presenting in adulthood

Loading next page...
 
/lp/springer_journal/surgical-management-and-reconstruction-of-sincipital-encephalocele-pLCacnm2ij
Publisher
Springer-Verlag
Copyright
Copyright © 2009 by Springer-Verlag
Subject
Medicine & Public Health; Plastic Surgery
ISSN
0930-343X
eISSN
1435-0130
D.O.I.
10.1007/s00238-008-0276-5
Publisher site
See Article on Publisher Site

Abstract

Sincipital encephaloceles presenting in adulthood are misdiagnosed until they present with persistent cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) rhinorrhea or, in extreme cases, meningeal infection. The basic approach to their repair is a frontal craniotomy and bandeau-type removal of the orbital framework, and reconstruction using dural patch for watertight dural closure, split calvarial bone graft fixation for rigid repair of the bony framework, and a vascularized pericranial flap to provide the soft tissue interposition. We emphasize the pitfall of biopsy when encephalocele is included in the differential diagnosis of a nasal mass and include a step-by-step operative technique that ensures safe and effective reconstruction of the skull base defect.

Journal

European Journal of Plastic SurgerySpringer Journals

Published: Feb 1, 2009

References

  • Three-dimensional computed tomography of congenital nasal anomalies
    Schlosser, RJ; Faust, RA; Phillips, CD
  • Nasal cerebrospinal fluid leaks
    Schlosser, RJ; Bolger, WE
  • Endoscopic repair of a congenital intranasal encephalocele in a 23 months old infant
    Woodworth, B; Schlosser, RJ

You’re reading a free preview. Subscribe to read the entire article.


DeepDyve is your
personal research library

It’s your single place to instantly
discover and read the research
that matters to you.

Enjoy affordable access to
over 12 million articles from more than
10,000 peer-reviewed journals.

All for just $49/month

Explore the DeepDyve Library

Unlimited reading

Read as many articles as you need. Full articles with original layout, charts and figures. Read online, from anywhere.

Stay up to date

Keep up with your field with Personalized Recommendations and Follow Journals to get automatic updates.

Organize your research

It’s easy to organize your research with our built-in tools.

Your journals are on DeepDyve

Read from thousands of the leading scholarly journals from SpringerNature, Elsevier, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford University Press and more.

All the latest content is available, no embargo periods.

See the journals in your area

DeepDyve Freelancer

DeepDyve Pro

Price
FREE
$49/month

$360/year
Save searches from
Google Scholar,
PubMed
Create lists to
organize your research
Export lists, citations
Read DeepDyve articles
Abstract access only
Unlimited access to over
18 million full-text articles
Print
20 pages/month
PDF Discount
20% off