oa Central African Journal of Medicine - Anterior encephalocoele - our experience in Harare, Zimbabwe, after the introduction of cat scanning

Volume 36, Issue 9
  • ISSN : 0008-9176



A series of eight anterior encephalocoeles is reported. The ratio of anterior to occipital encephalocoeles is high compared to the European series and similar to one from South Africa. These have been studied by CT Scan which has shown the exact anatomy of these abnormalities previously unclear to us. The precise information obtained serves to provide a better planned surgical procedure with better results and reduced operating time and morbidity.

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