Occipital encephaloceles are the most common type of encephalocele encountered in the Western Hemisphere. The occipital encephalocele is typically classified according to the relationship of the herniated tissue to the torcular. We report the unusual case of a premature infant with a rare, large occipital encephalocele which encompassed the posterior superior sagittal sinus and torcular. We discuss the variable venous anatomy with occipital encephaloceles and review the different options to employ in their surgical repair.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
- Clinical Neurology