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Interictal 18F - FDG PET/computed tomography brain in a case of frontoethmoidal encephalocele

1 Department of Nuclear Medicine, Yashoda Hospital, Secunderabad, Telangana, India
2 Department of Neurology, Yashoda Hospital, Secunderabad, Telangana, India
3 Department of Neurology, Hope Hospital, Nizamabad, Telangana, India

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Vankadari Kousik,
Department of Nuclear Medicine and PET/CT, Yashoda Super Speciality Hospital, Alexander Road, Kummari Guda, Shivaji Nagar, Secunderabad - 500 003, Telangana
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DOI: 10.4103/wjnm.wjnm_25_21

Encephaloceles, also known as meningoencephaloceles, are a group of neurological disorders characterized by herniation of the cerebral parenchyma along with overlying meninges through openings in the skull bone. They can be seen following congenital defect in neural tube closure or acquired defect in the skull bone. We report a case of acquired frontoethmoidal encephalocele presenting with drug-refractory epilepsy. Interictal FDG PET-computed tomography done for lateralization and localization of seizure focus showed right-sided frontoethmoidal encephalocele associated with hypometabolism in the adjacent right frontopolar cortex, concordant with ictal onset on electroencephalogram.

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