An unusual presentation of an encephalocele to the otolaryngologist

J Laryngol Otol. 1999 Apr;113(4):369-72. doi: 10.1017/s0022215100144019.


An unusual case of encephalocele causing obstruction of the upper airway in a neonate is described. The patient presented with a large mass in the neck, which extended from the base of the skull to the level of the larynx. Although there was no evidence of a defect of the skull base, subsequent excision and histological examination confirmed an encephalocele.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Airway Obstruction / etiology*
  • Airway Obstruction / pathology
  • Airway Obstruction / surgery
  • Encephalocele / complications
  • Encephalocele / pathology*
  • Encephalocele / surgery
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Neck
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed