Spontaneous symptomatic orbital meningoencephalocele in an adult patient. Case report and review of the literature

Marco Zurita, Carlos Candanedo, Samuel Moscovici, Andrew H. Kaye, Sergey Spektor

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Abstract

Symptomatic spontaneous meningoencephalocele (MEC) is a very rare entity in adults and there have been no reported cases of spontaneous MEC through the orbital roof in an adult. We report a 41-year-old woman who presented with a left eyelid swelling for several weeks without any history of trauma. Brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) showed a MEC through the orbital roof causing a significant blepharocele in this young patient. Supraorbital craniotomy was performed to repair the bone defect. The symptoms resolved immediately after surgery. Even though blepharocele is a rare manifestation of spontaneous orbital MEC it should be considered in the differential diagnosis for appropriate surgical management.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)224-226
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Clinical Neuroscience
Volume77
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jul 2020
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Adult
  • Blepharocele
  • CSF leak
  • Meningoencephalocele
  • Orbital roof

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