Cystic and solid heterotopic brain in the face and neck: A review and report of an unusual case

Academic Article


  • An unusual case of heterotopic brain tissue was confused as a lymphangioma in the neck. Although these lesions are rare, they should be included in the differential diagnosis of congenital head and neck masses. They can compress and deform surrounding structures and cause airway obstruction in the newborn. Excision is curative, but the possibility of encephalocele should be eliminated by prior computed tomography scan. © 1990 W.B. Saunders Company.
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    Author List

  • Hendrickson M; Faye-Petersen O; Johnson DG
  • Start Page

  • 766
  • End Page

  • 768
  • Volume

  • 25
  • Issue

  • 7