Disjunct cephalocele (bilateral orbital cystic glial tissue): A clinico-pathologic entity

Amin M. Nasr, Antonio Huaman, Thomas Johnson, Robert Weatherhead

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Congenital orbital extension of intracranial contents is an uncommon entity. A two-year-old girl was referred to the King Khaled Eye Specialist Hospital for evaluation and management of progressively enlarging cystic naso-orbital lesions. Diagnostic and surgical investigations confirmed the diagnosis of bilateral orbital glial tissues in an intermediate developmental stage. This is a developmental defect in which neural tissue is found outside the intracranial cavity. The process had not advanced to the stage of complete encephalocele formation and is probably beyond the early proliferative choristomatous phase. The term disjunct cephalocele seems appropriate for this intermediate stage.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)99-107
Number of pages9
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 1 1992
Externally publishedYes


  • Disjunct cephalocele
  • Encephalocele
  • Heterotopic glial tissue
  • Orbital glial tissue

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology


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