J Korean Assoc Oral Maxillofac Surg 2018; 44(2): 86~90
Modified two flap palatoplasty in asymptomatic transsphenoidal encephalocele: a case report
Sunil Richardson1, Rakshit Vijay Khandeparker1, Ajit Kumar Raghuvaram2, Ram Mohan3
1Richardsons Dental and Craniofacial Hospital, Nagercoil,
2Department of Surgery, Azeezia Medical College, Kollam,
3Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Private Practitioner, Krishnagiri, India
Sunil Richardson
Richardsons Dental and Craniofacial Hospital, No. 71, Trivandrum Highway, Parvathipuram, Nagercoil 629003, India
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E-mail: sunilrichardson145@gmail.com
ORCID: http://orcid.org/0000-0002-2141-9201
Received June 13, 2016; Revised August 3, 2016; Accepted August 17, 2016.; Published online April 30, 2018.
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About one-third of patients with transsphenoidal basal encephaloceles have associated congenital anomalies, including cleft palate. Moreover, they are often plagued by symptomatic exacerbations in the form of upper respiratory obstructions, cerebrospinal fluid leaks, meningitis, etc., with few patients being asymptomatic. We herein present a rare asymptomatic case of transsphenoidal basal encephalocele in an 18-month-old child with cleft palate and highlight a modified version of two-flap palatoplasty.
Keywords: Basal encephalocele, Transsphenoidal variant, Asymptomatic, Cleft palate, Palatoplasty

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