What ENCEPHALOCELES means: Encephaloceles - are rare neural tube defects characterized by sac-like protrusions of the brain and the membranes that cover it through openings in the skull. These defects are caused by failure of the neural tube to close completely during fetal development. The result is a groove down the mid-line of the upper part of the skull, or the area between the forehead and nose, or the back of the skull. When located in the back of the skull, encephaloceles are often associated with neurological problems.
- Definition Encephalotrigeminal Angiomatosis:
- Dictionary Encephalotrigeminal Angiomatosis - A rare genetic disorder characterized by excessive blood vessel growth, calcium accumulation inside the brain and seizures encephaloceles.
- Definition Early Infantile Epileptic Encephalopathy:
- Dictionary Epileptic Encephalopathy - or Ohtahara syndrome is a neurological disorder characterized by seizures. The disorder affects newborns, usually within the first three months of life (most often within encephaloceles.
- Definition Erb'S Palsy:
- Dictionary leads to a weakness of a newborn baby's arm. It is caused by a stretch injury to the brachial plexus (BRAY-key-el PLEK-sis). The brachial plexus is a network of nerves near the neck that give encephaloceles.
- Definition Empty Sella Syndrome:
- Dictionary Syndrome - (abbreviated ESS) is a disorder that involves the sella turcica, a bony structure at the base of the brain that surrounds and protects the pituitary gland. ESS is a condition that is often encephaloceles.