While reviewing the literature on mucocele of the frontal sinus I was impressed by the frequent mention of frontal meningocele in the differential diagnosis of that condition. My interest in the subject was further stimulated when, during the aforementioned investigation, a baby was presented at the Royal Victoria Hospital with midline frontal meningocele and pronounced widening of the interorbital space. The child has a good chance of reaching adolescence or adult life without surgical intervention. The condition might then be mistaken for mucocele of the frontal sinuses. Because of this possibility of mistaking frontal meningocele for mucocele, the frequency of occurrence of frontal meningocele was considered. My neurosurgical colleagues at the Montreal Neurological Institute were consulted and on their suggestion the hospital records were reviewed to determine the number of cases in which this lesion has come under their supervision.
In addition to the case which I observed only 3
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