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Nasal Glioma: A Rare Cause of Congenital Inner Canthal Swelling

Norman C Charles, Richard D Lisman, Payal Patel, Alison B Callahan
Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 2018, 34 (3): e93-e95
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Nasal glioma, encephalocele, and ectopic brain are rare congenital anomalies. The terminology applied to these entities has been historically confusing. In many cases, the terms overlap and may be employed synonymously although some authors emphasize their differences. The authors describe herein a child with an inner canthal mass of brain-like tissue that they interpret as nasal glioma, a variety of encephalocele that has lost its connection to the intracranial contents. This research was conducted in conformity with the Helsinki Declaration and Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act regulations.

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