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Encephalocele MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Encephalocele
Tree Number(s)
C10.500.680.488
C16.131.666.680.488
C23.300.707.186
Unique ID
D004677
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D004677
Annotation
meningoencephalocele: coordinate IM with MENINGOCELE (IM)
Scope Note
Brain tissue herniation through a congenital or acquired defect in the skull. The majority of congenital encephaloceles occur in the occipital or frontal regions. Clinical features include a protuberant mass that may be pulsatile. The quantity and location of protruding neural tissue determines the type and degree of neurologic deficit. Visual defects, psychomotor developmental delay, and persistent motor deficits frequently occur.
Entry Term(s)
Acquired Encephalocele
Bifid Cranium
Cephalocele
Cerebellar Hernia
Cerebellar Herniation
Cranial Meningoencephalocele
Craniocele
Cranium Bifidum
Encephalocele, Acquired
Encephalocele, Frontal
Encephalocele, Occipital
Encephalocele, Sincipital
Frontal Encephalocele
Hernia, Cerebral
Notoencephalocele
Occipital Encephalocele
Sincipital Encephalocele
Tonsillar Hernia
Tonsillar Herniation
Date Established
1966/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2013/07/08
Encephalocele Preferred
Frontal Encephalocele Narrower
Cerebellar Herniation Related
Acquired Encephalocele Narrower
Encephalocele, Sincipital Narrower
Occipital Encephalocele Narrower
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