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Year : 2011  |  Volume : 59  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 289--292

Transsellar transsphenoidal encephalocele: A series of four cases

Department of Neurosurgery, C. N. Center, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India

Correspondence Address:
A K Mahapatra
Department of Neurosurgery, C. N. Center, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi - 110 029
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DOI: 10.4103/0028-3886.79157

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Transsellar transsphenoidal encephalocele is the least common type of basal encephalocele. We present a series of four cases of transsellar transsphenoidal encephalocele. Clinical findings, imaging reviews, surgical repair techniques and postoperative morbidity are discussed with the relevant literature. Non contrast CT scan head with 3D reconstruction and magnetic resonance imaging should be done in all patients of transsphenoidal encephalocele. Endocrine assessment is also essential. Repair of a transsphenoidal encephalocele should be coordinated between a team of neurosurgeons and ENT surgeon. Our surgical outcome supports the transpalatal/ transnasal approach over the transcranial approach.


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