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Arq Neuropsiquiatr. 2007 Dec;65(4A):988-91.

Basal encephalocele associated with morning glory syndrome: case report.

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Neuroradiology Ward, Image Diagnoses Department, Federal University of São Paulo, SP, Brazil.


The basal encephaloceles refer to rare entities and they correspond to herniation of brain tissue through defects of skull along the cribiform plate or the sphenoid bone. A rare morning glory syndrome, with characteristic retinal defect has been reported in association with basal encephaloceles. Hypophysis hormonal deficiencies may occur. We accounted for a pituitary dwarfism with delayed diagnosed transsphenoidal encephalocele associated with morning glory syndrome, showing the alterations found in retinography, computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging.

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