just born baby with large tumour like growth on occipital region . please Dx and Rx



ENCEPHALOCELE Encephalocele, sometimes known as cranium bifidum, is a neural tube defect characterized by sac-like protrusions of the brain and the membranes that cover it through openings in the skull. These defects are caused by failure of the neural tube to close completely during fetal development. Encephaloceles cause a groove down the middle of the skull, or between the forehead and nose, or on the back side of the skull.  Currently, the only effective treatment for encephaloceles is reparative surgery, generally performed during infancy. The extent to which it can be corrected depends on the location and size of the encephaloceles; however, large protrusions can be removed without causing major disability. Surgery repositions the bulging area back into the skull, removes the protrusions, and corrects the deformities, typically relieving pressure that can delay normal brain development. Occasionally, shunts are placed to drain excess cerebrospinal fluid from the brain. Recovery is difficult to predict prior to surgery. In general, when the bulging material consists of primarily cerebrospinal fluid, a complete recovery can occur. When a large amount of brain tissue is present in the encephaloceles, there is a higher chance of perioperative complication.

Refer to the Pediatric Surgeon first.... We can't help this case with AYUSH Management....

Needs urgent hospitalisation . Can risk of life.God may bless.

Occipital Encephalocele

Needs paediatric and Neurological opinion.

Cervical Meningocele

If its may bcz of Neural tube defects then occipital meningomyelocele otherwise hemangioma may be plz go head with MRI of head...management depends on mri ...



Refer to paediatric

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