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April 1982

Basal Encephalocele Associated With Suprasellar Epidermoid Cyst

Author Affiliations

From the Departments of Neurology (Drs Sadeh and Goldhammer), Neurosurgery (Dr Shacked), and Radiology (Dr Tadmor), Chaim Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer, Israel; and the Department of Ophthalmology, Ichilov Medical Center, Tel-Aviv; and the Sackler School of Medicine, Tel-Aviv (Israel) University (Dr Godel).

Arch Neurol. 1982;39(4):250-252. doi:10.1001/archneur.1982.00510160056013

• A 27-year-old woman suffered from multiple congenital defects, including transsphenoidal encephalocele. Recent progressive visual loss was at first attributed to this encephalocele, but was later proved to be caused by a suprasellar epidermoid cyst. Its removal was followed by improvement of vision. To the best of our knowledge, the association of basal encephalocele and epidermoid cyst has not been previously described.