Journal of Pediatric Neurosciences
CASE REPORT
Year
: 2017  |  Volume : 12  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 268--270

A giant occipital encephalocele in neonate with spontaneous hemorrhage into the encephalocele sac: Surgical management


Guru Dutta Satyarthee1, Luis Rafael Moscote-Salazar2, Nidia Escobar-Hernandez3, Jose Aquino-Matus4, Paulo Cesar Puac-Polanco5, Samer S Hoz6, Willem Guillermo Calderon-Miranda1 
1 Department of Neurosurgery, Neurosciences Centre, All India Institutes of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India
2 RED LATINO, Latin American Trauma and Intensive Neuro-Care Organization, Bogota, Colombia
3 Department of Radiology, Hospital Gea Gonzalez, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Ciudad de, Mexico
4 Department of Internal Medicine, Hospital Gea Gonzalez, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Ciudad de, Mexico
5 Department of Neuroradiology, UNC, Chapel Hill, USA
6 Department of Neurosurgery, Neurosurgery Teaching Hospital, Baghdad, Iraq

Correspondence Address:
Luis Rafael Moscote-Salazar
Red Latino. Latin American Trauma and Intensive Neuro-Care Organization, Bogota
Colombia

The presence of giant occipital encephalocele represents a surgical challenge. However, preoperative magnetic resonance imaging with venography can help in delineating relation of venous sinus, content of the sac and help classify occipital encephalocele into infra-torcular and torcular depending on the relation with position of torcula. However, the presence of old hemorrhage into encephalocele sac is extremely rare and in the detailed PubMed search, the authors could find one such case, reported by Nath et al. The author reports a case of giant occipital encephalocele; during surgery, evidence of old bleed was noted. Pertinent literature and management are reviewed briefly.


How to cite this article:
Satyarthee GD, Moscote-Salazar LR, Escobar-Hernandez N, Aquino-Matus J, Puac-Polanco PC, Hoz SS, Calderon-Miranda WG. A giant occipital encephalocele in neonate with spontaneous hemorrhage into the encephalocele sac: Surgical management.J Pediatr Neurosci 2017;12:268-270


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Satyarthee GD, Moscote-Salazar LR, Escobar-Hernandez N, Aquino-Matus J, Puac-Polanco PC, Hoz SS, Calderon-Miranda WG. A giant occipital encephalocele in neonate with spontaneous hemorrhage into the encephalocele sac: Surgical management. J Pediatr Neurosci [serial online] 2017 [cited 2021 Apr 21 ];12:268-270
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