from The Century Dictionary.
- noun In pathology, hernia of the brain.
- noun In anatomy, the entire cavity of the encephalon, consisting of the several cœliæ or ventricles and their connecting passages.
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- noun (Med.) Hernia of the brain.
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- noun medicine A form of
herniaof the brainand its membranesthrough an opening in the skull
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- noun protrusion of brain tissue through a congenital fissure in the skull
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The thing is that since they told me that the baby had this condition, "encephalocele", I have been doing a lot of research on this condition and I have become reasonable optimistic regarding the prognosis.
They are known as (1) _meningocele_, which consists of a protrusion of a cul-de-sac of the arachno-pial membrane, containing cerebro-spinal fluid; (2) _encephalocele_, in which a portion of the brain is protruded in addition to the membranes; and (3) _hydrencephalocele_, in which the protruded portion of brain includes a part of one of the ventricles.
A less common situation is the anterior part of the orbit, near the nasal wall, and this variety, from its position and from the fact that it is usually met with in children, is liable to be confused with orbital meningocele or encephalocele.