Case Report
Volume 13 Issue 3 - 2021
Frontoethmoidal Encephalocele: A Case Report and Review of the Literature
O Kerdoud1*, F Slimani2, A Jehri3 and A Naja3
1Department of Stomatology, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Hospital of August 20th, University Hospital, Casablanca, Morocco
2Department of Neurosurgery, University Hospital Ibn Rochd, Casablanca, Morocco
3Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy, Hassan 2 University of Casablanca, Casablanca, Morocco
*Corresponding Author: O Kerdoud, Department of Stomatology, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Hospital of August 20th, University Hospital, Casablanca, Morocco.
Received: September 25, 2020; Published: February 27, 2021


Encephalocele is a protrusion of cranial contents through the natural orifices of the skull.

We report the case of 39 years old patient, with no particular pathological history, 2 children in good health, an encephalocele since birth time which is increasing the volume gradually causing facial deformities with preservation of the general condition. Clinical examination revealed a 10 cm long mass, in the centrofacial region unpainful at the palpation with telecanthus, hypertelorism, orbital dystopia and epiphora and deformities in the orbital regions. No obstruction of the nose and the visual acuity was conserved. For the correction, transfacial approach through a perpendicular incision along the long axis of the mass, the thickened discolored skin was excised. nonfunctional brain frontal lobe resection was performed then the dural defect repaired.

Keywords: Frontoethmoidal Encephalocele; Telecanthus; Hypertelorism; Orbital Dystopia


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Citation: O Kerdoud., et al. “Frontoethmoidal Encephalocele: A Case Report and Review of the Literature”. EC Neurology 13.3 (2021): 96-100.

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