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Donald School Journal of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology


An encephalocele is characterized by congenital herniation of the brain tissue and/or meninges through a skull defect. The underlying cause is complex and not fully understood. The exact worldwide frequency is not known. Microcephaly with the presence of neural elements in the encephalocele is associated with poor prognosis. We report a case of a second twin premature baby born at 31 weeks gestation by cesarean section with an occipital encephalocele and died after 48 hours.

Keywords: Encephalocele, Neural tube defects, Twin pregnancy.

How to cite this article: Hortence FJ, Florent FY, Njotang NP, Mbu RE. Encephalocele: A Case Report at Yaoundé Central Hospital, Cameroon. Donald School J Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol 2016;10(4):413-414.

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