Large supra- and infra-tentorial occipital encephalocele encompassing posterior sagittal sinus and torcular Herophili

M. D. Sather, A. D. Livingston, Mark J Puccioni, William E Thorell

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Occipital encephaloceles are the most common type of encephalocele encountered in the Western Hemisphere. The occipital encephalocele is typically classified according to the relationship of the herniated tissue to the torcular. We report the unusual case of a premature infant with a rare, large occipital encephalocele which encompassed the posterior superior sagittal sinus and torcular. We discuss the variable venous anatomy with occipital encephaloceles and review the different options to employ in their surgical repair.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)903-906
Number of pages4
JournalChild's Nervous System
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - Jul 1 2009



  • Confluence of sinuses
  • Occipital encephalocele
  • Superior sagittal sinus
  • Torcular

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Clinical Neurology

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