Prenatal diagnosis of an epidermal scalp cyst simulating an encephalocoele

Shohreh Shahabi, Alain Busine*

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The majority of extracranial masses detected by prenatal ultrasound screening are encephalocoeles. Several recent publications have drawn attention to estracranial masses which resemble encephalocoeles. The uncertainty in these situations can result in the unnecessary termination of a pregnancy. We report a case of an epidermal cyst of the scalp presenting as an encephalocoele at a routine second-trimester ultrasound scan.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)373-377
Number of pages5
JournalPrenatal Diagnosis
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 1 1998


  • Encephalocoele
  • MRI
  • Prenatal diagnosis
  • Scalp epidermal cyst

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Genetics(clinical)
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology


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