Endoscopic Repair of Bilateral Frontal Meningoencephalocele: A Case Report

Endoscopic Repair of Bilateral Frontal Meningoencephalocele: A Case Report

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Discussion & Conclusion

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Comments:

The case study is adequate. It reports the successful endoscopic sinus surgical repair for a 65-year-old female with bilateral frontal meningoencephalocele. The Discussion section throws light upon many important factors for the selection of the most appropriate surgical technique including the size and location of the encephalocele, available equipment, and surgeons' expertise and skill. The report is well supported with briefly explained figures. It also adequately discusses the literature. Based on the data obtained from the case study, the report Concludes that detecting encephalocele in adults can be very challenging and require high clinical suspicion.

 

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Further comments on the paper

Comments: This case report details a bilateral frontal meningoencephalocele that presented at a later than usual age with tonic-clonic seizure and cerebral spinal fluid (CSF) rhinorrhea of a 65-year-old female, a known case of hypertension, and controlled epilepsy. The treatment approach in this case was based on functional endoscopic sinus surgery using navigation for bilateral frontal meningoencephalocele excision without any open surgical access.

 

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Author Info

Corresponding Author
Abdullah Saud Arafat
Otolaryngology H&N Surgery Department, King Abdulaziz Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Article Info

Article Type
Case Report
Publication history
Received: Tue 05, Jul 2022
Accepted: Mon 01, Aug 2022
Published: Thu 11, Aug 2022
Copyright
© 2021 Abdullah Saud Arafat. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited. Hosting by Science Repository.
DOI: 10.31487/j.SCR.2022.08.05