Midline Masses of Different Size

Figure epid_11a_n.jpg: This newborn with a parietooccipital midline mass larger than the head has without any doubt an encephalocele, in this case consisting mainly of meninx covered by a thin layer of epithelium. Figure epid_11b_n.jpg: In this neonate with a smaller occipital mass covered by a thick layer of skin, an encephalocele is present, too. Due to a lesser danger of arrosion, surgery is not urgent by contrast to the case with parietooccipital encephalocele. Figure epid_11c_n.jpg: Local findings in the newborn with the large parietooccipital encephalocele following resection and plastic closure of dura and bone at the age of one month.