Parapharyngeal neuroglial heterotopia extending through the skull base in a neonate with airway obstruction

Thierry A G M Huisman, Ulrike Brehmer, Georg Zeilinger, Thomas Stallmach, Claudine Gysin

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Abstract

We present a neonate with heterotopic nasopharyngeal brain tissue causing airway obstruction. Preoperative imaging showed extension of the mass along major neurovascular pathways into the cranial vault. Preoperative identification of intracranial extension is essential for planning surgery to prevent postoperative cerebrospinal fluid leaks or possible meningitis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1764-1767
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Pediatric Surgery
Volume42
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2007
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Heterotopic brain tissue
  • MRI
  • Parapharyngeal

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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