, Volume 32, Issue 6, pp 533–534 | Cite as

Encephalocoele involving the petrous bone

  • G. D. Beaumont
  • M. R. Sage
Case reports


The rare occurrence of an encephalocoele through a defect in the tegmen of the petrous bone is reported. The case illustrates the association of this abnormality with recurrent meningitis and the importance of imaging in defining the nature and site of the lesion prior to surgery.

Key words

Encephalocoele Petrous bone Recurrent meningitis Imaging 


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© Springer-Verlag 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • G. D. Beaumont
    • 1
  • M. R. Sage
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Departments of Otorhinolaryngology and RadiologyFlinders Medical CentreAustralia
  2. 2.Department of RadiologyFlinders Medical CentreBedford ParkAustralia

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