• Intranasal encephaloceles are rarely seen in adult patients. These lesions may be mistaken for nasal polyps. A 36-year-old woman died after the removal of an intranasal encephalocele during a routine polypectomy. The possibility of an intranasal encephalocele must be considered when examining adult patients with nasal polyps.
(Arch Otolaryngol 1983;109:420-421)
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