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Encephaloceles are rare neural tube defects where brain membranes protrude through openings in the skull.
How Children’s approaches encephaloceles
The Advanced Fetal Care Center of Boston Children's Hospital supports the needs of your family at every step of care for encephaloceles, from diagnosis and counseling through treatment and follow-up. The Center's groundbreaking work has significantly improved outcomes for babies with this condition, while delivering hope and compassionate care to families along the way.
A patient’s story: Domic's Amazing Transformation
A patient’s story: From Haiti to Boston
"The whole area around the eyes, nose and forehead was reconstructed fairly dramatically… He had two very complex issues, and given that, he's done remarkably well." --John Meara, MD, DMD, MBA, about surgery on a patient with an encephalocele.
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