Does nasal neuroglial heterotopia represent a risk for the newborn during delivery?

  Vol. 35 (Suppl 2) 2014 Neuro endocrinology letters Case Reports   2014; 35(Suppl 2): 211-213 PubMed PMID:  25638389    Citation  Keywords:  Choristoma:congenital, Glioma:congenital, Humans, Infant, Newborn, Male, Neuroglia:pathology, Nose Neoplasms:congenital,.   

: Neuroglial heterotopia is a rare developmental abnormality. Most frequently the diagnosis is established at birth or in early childhood by a typical clinical presentation. Neuroglial heterotopia can be intracranial or extracranial. A typical example of extracranial heterotopia is nasal glioma, which can be isolated or can communicate directly with the intracranium. The most sensitive investigation for the confirmation of its site is magnetic resonance imaging. Histological investigation is crucial in establishing the diagnosis. The authors present the case of postnatally assessed nasal glioma. They emphasize the importance of detailed prenatal investigation as most important in preventing birth trauma and consequent complications.

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