Pneumococcal meningitis secondary to intra-sphenoidal encephalocoele

Gillian M. Sare, Anoop Varma, Kevin Green, Amit Herwadkar, Kanna K. Gnanalingham

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    Basal encephalocoeles are rare congenital abnormalities of the skull base. The authors describe a rare case of spontaneous CSF leak and meningitis secondary to an intra-sphenoidal encephalocoele. Initial endoscopic transsphenoidal repair was unsuccessful, necessitating a combined subtemporal and transsphenoidal approach to close the defect. © 2008 Springer-Verlag.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)103-104
    Number of pages1
    JournalActa Neurochirurgica
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - Jan 2009


    • CSF leak
    • Meningitis and surgical repair
    • Sphenoid encephalocoele


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