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Midface anomaly in a neonate: nasal-ethmoidal meningocele
  1. Sonal J Patel1,2,
  2. Rashid Gatrad3
  1. 1 University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK
  2. 2 William St, Kingston, Ontario, Canada
  3. 3 Department of Paediatrics, Walsall, UK
  1. Correspondence to Sonal J Patel, University of Birmingham, Birmingham B15 2QU, UK; sonal16{at}

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A fleshy lump in the nostril of a newborn was thought to be initially a foreign body. Differential diagnosis included inflammatory nasal polyps, mucocele of paranasal sinus or neoplasm of nasal cavity. A CT scan revealed a likely naso-ethmoidal meningocele appearing to extend …

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  • Contributors RG conceived this paper. SJP and RG contributed to writing the paper and are joint guarantors.

  • Competing interests None.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.