Bilateral temporal bone encephaloceles after cranial irradiation. Case report

A. K. Lalwani, R. K. Jackler, G. R. Harsh IV, F. Y.S. Butt

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Irradiation of the central nervous system may cause significant morbidity, including endocrine dysfunction and intellectual impairment. The authors report a case of bilateral temporal bone encephaloceles in a 21-year-old man who had received prophylactic central nervous system irradiation for acute lymphocytic leukemia in early childhood. Endaural encephaloceles are uncommon, and most occur as a complication of mastoid surgery. The etiology, clinical features, radiological diagnosis, and surgical treatment of temporal bone encephaloceles are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)596-599
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Neurosurgery
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1993
Externally publishedYes


  • central nervous system
  • encephalocele
  • radiation-induced lesion

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology


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