Encephalocele/Meningocele

An encephalocele is a region of herniated brain. The term meningocele refers to herniated dura (covering of the brain).

Treatment for Encephalocele/Meningocele

Surgery to repair the encephalocele or meningocele is imperative in order to avoid complications such as meningitis and brain abscess.

A portion of brain has herniated through the temporal bone and dura into the middle ear. The next illustration is a zoomed-in version of the area outlined by the black box.

Silastic sheeting is placed over the defect in the temporal bone