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IntroductionThe possibility of an association between Dandy–Walker malformation and occipital meningocele is well-known. However, just an overall number of about 40 cases have been previously reported. Giant occipital meningocele has been described only in three newborns. Incidence, pathology, clinical presentation, and proper management of this association are still poorly defined.Report of the caseAn 8-year-old boy with Dandy–Walker malformation and giant (25 cm in diameter) occipital meningocele is presented. This boy was born without any apparent occipital mass and harbored no other significant malformations including hydrocephalus. On admission, he was neurologically intact and the giant occipital mass presented partially calcified cyst walls. Treatment consisted of the excision of the occipital malformation, cranioplasty, and cysto …
Publication date: 
1 Jan 2011

Giuseppe Talamonti, Marco Picano, Alberto Debernardi, Moreno Bolzon, Mario Teruzzi, Giuseppe D’Aliberti

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Volume: 27 Issue: 1 Pages: 167-174
Child's Nervous System