Journal of Pediatric Neurology 2016; 14(01): 043-046
DOI: 10.1055/s-0036-1583276
Case Report
Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New York

Spontaneous Resorption of an Occipital Meningocele: Computed Tomography and Magnetic Resonance Imaging Evaluation

Federica Vernuccio
1  Section of Radiology, DIBIMED, University Hospital “Paolo Giaccone,” Palermo, Italy
,
Elena Murmura
1  Section of Radiology, DIBIMED, University Hospital “Paolo Giaccone,” Palermo, Italy
,
Ettore Piro
2  Department of Sciences for Health Promotion and Mother and Child Care “Giuseppe D'Alessandro,” University Hospital “Paolo Giaccone,” Palermo, Italy
,
Paolo Arculeo
3  Department of Neuroradiology, ARNAS Civico, Di Cristina e Benfratelli, Palermo, Italy
,
Maria Pia Pappalardo
3  Department of Neuroradiology, ARNAS Civico, Di Cristina e Benfratelli, Palermo, Italy
,
Giuseppe Lo Re
1  Section of Radiology, DIBIMED, University Hospital “Paolo Giaccone,” Palermo, Italy
,
Antonio Lo Casto
1  Section of Radiology, DIBIMED, University Hospital “Paolo Giaccone,” Palermo, Italy
,
Sergio Salerno
1  Section of Radiology, DIBIMED, University Hospital “Paolo Giaccone,” Palermo, Italy
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Publication History

18 March 2015

18 April 2015

Publication Date:
28 April 2016 (online)

Abstract

Cranial meningocele is a very rare variant of encephalocele. Meningocele can be associated with other disorders and may cause complications. Therapy is usually based on surgical treatment. To our knowledge, we describe the first case of spontaneous resorption of an occipital meningocele in a full-term newborn boy. A full-term newborn was noted to have a large non-skin covered, semitransparent cystic lump in the occipital bone. He underwent computed tomography and a diagnosis of meningocele was proposed. After a few hours, the cystic lump spontaneously readsorbed. After 1 week the patient underwent magnetic resonance. Histology confirmed the diagnosis.