Nasal encephalocoele -an atypical case

  • N. Chaudhary
  • Nimesh Gupta
  • S. Gudwani
  • A. Safaya


Nasal encephalocoele present at birth as a characteristic swelling over the nose and widening of intracanthal distance. Atypical nasal encephalocoeles are usually missed at birth due to absence of any external swelling and they present with diagnostic difficulties. These are very rare and present with only an intranasal mass. We report a case of an atypical nasal encephalocnele in a 8 year old boy who presented with a unilateral intranasal mass and cerebrospinal fluid rhinorrhoea.

Key Words

Nasal encephalocoele atypical nasal encephalocoele cerebrospinal fluid rhinorrhoea 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • N. Chaudhary
    • 1
  • Nimesh Gupta
    • 1
  • S. Gudwani
    • 1
  • A. Safaya
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of OtolaryngologySafdarjang HospitalNew Delhi

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