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Endoscopic endonasal approach of congenital meningoencephalocele surgery: first reported case in lithuania.

Balseris S, Strazdas G, Ročka S, Jakštas T - Case Rep Otolaryngol (2015)

Bottom Line: Meningoencephalocele is a rare condition that usually occurs in children and is treated by neurosurgeons with occasional help from ENT doctors.The case of small anterior basal transethmoidal meningoencephalocele in a 24-year-old patient who had headaches and runny nose since childhood is presented.It was concluded that endoscopic endonasal approach is less invasive and provides an acceptable operative outcome with short recovery time and less postoperative complications in comparison with other external microsurgical approaches.

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Affiliation: Department of Ear, Nose and Throat Diseases, Republican Vilnius University Hospital, Siltnamiu 29, LT-04130 Vilnius, Lithuania.

ABSTRACT
Meningoencephalocele is a rare condition that usually occurs in children and is treated by neurosurgeons with occasional help from ENT doctors. The symptoms of meningoencephalocele might not develop until adulthood, but usually they are apparent immediately after birth. The case of small anterior basal transethmoidal meningoencephalocele in a 24-year-old patient who had headaches and runny nose since childhood is presented. Endonasal endoscopic approach for meningoencephalocele removal and skull base defect reconstruction was used. It was concluded that endoscopic endonasal approach is less invasive and provides an acceptable operative outcome with short recovery time and less postoperative complications in comparison with other external microsurgical approaches.

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((a)-(b)) Control MRI after 8 months. The defect in the skull base is sealed; there is no more CSF leakage and no brain protrusion.
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fig5: ((a)-(b)) Control MRI after 8 months. The defect in the skull base is sealed; there is no more CSF leakage and no brain protrusion.

Mentions: Endoscopic examination was performed 3 weeks later: traces of glue were visible, maxillary and frontal sinuses were clear, and the defect was sealed (Figure 4). MRI was performed after 8 months showing only postoperative intranasal scaring and excellent recovery results with no previously shown symptoms and no CSF leakage (Figures 5(a) and 5(b), after operation).


Endoscopic endonasal approach of congenital meningoencephalocele surgery: first reported case in lithuania.

Balseris S, Strazdas G, Ročka S, Jakštas T - Case Rep Otolaryngol (2015)

((a)-(b)) Control MRI after 8 months. The defect in the skull base is sealed; there is no more CSF leakage and no brain protrusion.
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fig5: ((a)-(b)) Control MRI after 8 months. The defect in the skull base is sealed; there is no more CSF leakage and no brain protrusion.
Mentions: Endoscopic examination was performed 3 weeks later: traces of glue were visible, maxillary and frontal sinuses were clear, and the defect was sealed (Figure 4). MRI was performed after 8 months showing only postoperative intranasal scaring and excellent recovery results with no previously shown symptoms and no CSF leakage (Figures 5(a) and 5(b), after operation).

Bottom Line: Meningoencephalocele is a rare condition that usually occurs in children and is treated by neurosurgeons with occasional help from ENT doctors.The case of small anterior basal transethmoidal meningoencephalocele in a 24-year-old patient who had headaches and runny nose since childhood is presented.It was concluded that endoscopic endonasal approach is less invasive and provides an acceptable operative outcome with short recovery time and less postoperative complications in comparison with other external microsurgical approaches.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Ear, Nose and Throat Diseases, Republican Vilnius University Hospital, Siltnamiu 29, LT-04130 Vilnius, Lithuania.

ABSTRACT
Meningoencephalocele is a rare condition that usually occurs in children and is treated by neurosurgeons with occasional help from ENT doctors. The symptoms of meningoencephalocele might not develop until adulthood, but usually they are apparent immediately after birth. The case of small anterior basal transethmoidal meningoencephalocele in a 24-year-old patient who had headaches and runny nose since childhood is presented. Endonasal endoscopic approach for meningoencephalocele removal and skull base defect reconstruction was used. It was concluded that endoscopic endonasal approach is less invasive and provides an acceptable operative outcome with short recovery time and less postoperative complications in comparison with other external microsurgical approaches.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus