Intranasal meningoencephalocele presenting as a nasal polyp - a case report

Shraddha S. Mukerji, Hemant A. Parmar, Sachin Gujar, Peter Passamani

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We present a case of an intranasal meningoencephalocele masquerading as an 'intranasal polyp' in a 17-month-old child. Nasal meningoencephaloceles are uncommon anomalies and require a high index of suspicion for their diagnosis. Biopsy of such lesions without prior imaging studies can be detrimental because of the risk of cerebrospinal fluid leak and meningitis, and is therefore contraindicated. This case reiterates the fact that any child with an intranasal mass should undergo appropriate imaging studies prior to excisional biopsy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)309-311
Number of pages3
JournalClinical Imaging
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jul 2011
Externally publishedYes


  • Biopsy
  • Congenital
  • Intranasal
  • Meningoencephalocele

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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