Definition of Encephalocele

1. Noun. Protrusion of brain tissue through a congenital fissure in the skull.




Definition of Encephalocele

1. n. Hernia of the brain.

Definition of Encephalocele

1. Noun. (medicine) A form of hernia of the brain and its membranes through an opening in the skull ¹

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Medical Definition of Encephalocele

1. Hernia of the brain. Origin: Gr. The brain + tumour. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Encephalocele

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encephalitis virus
encephalitis viruses
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encephalitozoonosis
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encephalocele (current term)
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Literary usage of Encephalocele

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1. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1889)
"... silver nitrate solution 1 : 50 or 30 every twelve hours. Naphthol douches are continued, given by a fountain syringe, with compresses. encephalocele AND ..."

2. The Structure of Conflict by Paul G. Swingle (1885)
"... AND encephalocele. ¬°deficiency may be at the base of the skull. Dr. Lichtenberg has recorded a case in the Transactions of the Pathological Society, ..."

3. Practical treatise on the diseases of children and infants at the breast by Eugène Bouchut (1855)
"encephalocele OR HERNIA OF THE BRAIN. encephalocele or hernia of the ... Most of the children labouring under encephalocele usually die in early infancy. ..."

4. A Treatise on the Diseases of Children: With Directions for the Management by Michael Underwood, Marshall Hall (1835)
"That nothing may be overlooked, it remains to take notice of some congenite disorders, and external blemishes; and first of those on the head. encephalocele ..."

5. The Medico-chirurgical Review by James Johnson, Henry James Johnson (1842)
"When no mechanical cause can be traced, encephalocele must either be attributed to the ... Mr. Wells seems to deny that encephalocele can be occasioned by ..."

6. A Manual for the Practice of Surgery by Thomas Bryant (1881)
""An encephalocele," writes Mr. P. ... and sometimes a long and narrow stem ; in size it is apt to become much larger than an encephalocele. ..."

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