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March 1991

Nasal Midline Masses in Infants and Children: Dermoids, Encephaloceles, and Gliomas

Author Affiliations

From the Departments of Pediatrics (Dr Paller), Dermatology (Dr Pensler), and Surgery (Dr Tomita), The Children's Memorial Hospital of Northwestern University Medical School, Chicago, Ill.

Arch Dermatol. 1991;127(3):362-366. doi:10.1001/archderm.1991.01680030082011

• Nasal dermoids, gliomas, and encephaloceles are uncommon congenital lesions that result from aberrant embryologic development. We have treated 46 children with these nasal lesions. In view of the potential intracranial connection, patients are at risk for intracranial infection, and early surgical correction is thus imperative. Neuroimaging studies may help to predict intracranial involvement.

(Arch Dermatol. 1991;127:362-366)