Transalar encephalocele associated with Wegener granulomatosis and meningeal enhancement: Case report

James Short, Alexander M. McKinney, Leandro T. Lucato, Mehmet Teksam, Charles L. Truwit

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Abstract

Transalar encephaloceles are rare lesions that do not fit the standard classification of basal encephaloceles. Typically, these lesions present in adulthood, with non-specific symptoms. We report here a case of a patient with Wegener disease in whom a large transalar encephalocele posterior to the sinus was noted when he was preoperative for left maxillary sinus surgery. The encephalocele demonstrated irregular peripheral enhancement along the margin-a very uncommon finding-as well as contrast enhancement of the basal meninges, which can be seen occasionally with Wegener granulomatosis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1873-1875
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Neuroradiology
Volume26
Issue number7
StatePublished - Dec 1 2005

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