Meningoencephalocele in Nelore calf - Case report

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Karina Medici Madureira
Mariluce Cardoso Oliveira
Caterina Muramoto
Kátia G. Requião
Tiago da Cunha Peixoto
Vivian Fernanda Barbosa
Emanoel Ferreira Martins Filho
Marcos Chalhoub Coelho Lima


ABSTRACT. Madureira K.M., Oliveira M.C., Muramoto C., Requião K.G., Peixoto T.C., Barbosa V.F., Martins Filho E.F. & Lima M.C.C. [Meningoencephalocele in Nelore calf - Case report.] Meningoencefalocele em bezerra da raça Nelore - Relato de caso. Revista Brasileira de Medicina Veterinária, 38(1):25-29, 2016. Departamento de Anatomia, Patologia e Clínicas Veterinárias, Escola de Medicina Veterinária e Zootecnia, Universidade Federal da Bahia, Rua Adhemar de Barros, 500, Salvador, BA 40170-110, Brasil. E-mail: The meningoencephalocele is a rare congenital anomaly characterized by protrusion of intracranial structures by an existing defect in the skull. This paper describes a case of meningoencephalocele in a heifer Nelore, two-day-old, who was born with a swelling in the dorsal portion of the head, dorsal to the frontal bone without neurological manifestations changes or pain. The ultrasound examination and computer tomography scan confirmed the meningoencephalocele, which was surgically repaired successfully.

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Madureira, K. M., Oliveira, M. C., Muramoto, C., Requião, K. G., Peixoto, T. da C., Barbosa, V. F., Filho, E. F. M., & Lima, M. C. C. (2016). Meningoencephalocele in Nelore calf - Case report. Brazilian Journal of Veterinary Medicine, 38(1), 25–29.
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