A rare spontaneous temporal meningoencephalocele with dehiscence into the pterygoid fossa.

@article{Nishikawa2004ARS,
  title={A rare spontaneous temporal meningoencephalocele with dehiscence into the pterygoid fossa.},
  author={Tasuku Nishikawa and Haruhiko Ishida and Ken-ichi Nibu},
  journal={Auris, nasus, larynx},
  year={2004},
  volume={31 4},
  pages={
          429-31
        }
}
We present an extremely rare case of basal meningoencephalocele that protruded into the left pterygoid fossa from the middle cranial fossa. After a 30-year-old woman experienced a generalized tonic-clonic seizure, computed tomography (CT) scanning showed a large bone defect of the left middle cranial base. A mass lesion with low signal intensity on T1- and high signal intensity on T2-weighted magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) was visualized in the left pterygoid fossa. A biopsy was performed… CONTINUE READING