Encephalocele: A Case Series From Abuja, North Central Nigeria

 An encephalocele is a congenital tube defect in which there is an extension of intracranial structures outside the normal confines of the skull. Its presentation at birth provokes a lot of anxiety amongst parents, guardians and care providers with regards to compatibility with life, surgical treatments and effects on developmental milestones and higher mental functions. This report is on our initial experience in the first six months following surgical treatment of four consecutive cases presenting in infancy. The aim of this case series is to report our initial experience of the management of encephaloceles using four consecutive cases that presented in infancy. A review of four infants who presented to our neurosurgery service was conducted including patterns of presentation, neuroimaging findings, scope of surgical intervention and neurological outcome at the six-month review.

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28 Mar, 2022
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