Pediatric Radiology

, Volume 42, Issue 9, pp 1119–1125

Congenital midline nasofrontal masses

Authors

    • Department of RadiologyUniversity of Missouri-Kansas City
  • Alan Alexander
    • Department of RadiologyGeorgetown University Hospital
  • Brian Markovich
    • Department of RadiologyGeorgetown University Hospital
  • John Morelli
    • Department of RadiologyScott and White/Texas A&M School of Medicine
  • Lisa H. Lowe
    • Department of RadiologyUniversity of Missouri-Kansas City
    • Department of RadiologyChildren’s Mercy Hospitals and Clinics and The University of Missouri-Kansas City
Pictorial Essay

DOI: 10.1007/s00247-012-2409-z

Cite this article as:
Saettele, M., Alexander, A., Markovich, B. et al. Pediatr Radiol (2012) 42: 1119. doi:10.1007/s00247-012-2409-z

Abstract

Congenital midline nasal masses are uncommon anomalies including nasal dermoids/epidermoids, nasal glial heterotopias and encephaloceles. These lesions can occur at the nasal bridge, extend intranasally and have intracranial extension with communication to the subarachnoid space. Therefore, accurate diagnosis of these lesions is critically important for presurgical planning and prevention of potentially fatal complications. Neuroimaging is essential in the evaluation of congenital midline nasal masses to identify the specific type of lesion, evaluate for the presence of intracranial extension and allow for appropriate presurgical planning.

Keywords

EncephaloceleDermoidEpidermoidNasal glial heterotopiasChildren

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