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June 1983

Intranasal Encephalocele Masking as a Nasal Polyp in an Adult Patient

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Pathology, Tulane Medical School (Dr Love); and the Department of Pathology, Touro Infirmary (Dr Riehl), New Orleans.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1983;109(6):420-421. doi:10.1001/archotol.1983.00800200066020

• 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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