Fossa navicularis magna is a congenital anomaly representing persistent dehiscence of the basiocciput. This tract from the nasopharynx to the brain is common and carries a potential risk for infection. Nevertheless reports on such dissemination are very rare. We present a child with brain infection via a fossa navicularis magna, the first description to our knowledge, and review the literature on this anomaly.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology|
|State||Published - 1 Dec 2013|
- Fossa navicularis
- Intracranial infection
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health