a1 E.N.T. Department, Radcliffe Infirmary, Woodstock Rd., Oxford OX2 8HE.
a2 Department of Radiology, Radcliffe Infirmary, Woodstock Rd., Oxford OX2 8HE.
Heterotopic brain tissue is a rare cause of symptoms in neonates in whom it may present with respiratory obstruction. In infants it may produce unilateral nasal obstruction due to a nasal ‘polyp’ or cerebrospinal fluid rhinorrhoea with an associated risk of meningitis. It is exceedingly rare in adults but may nevertheless be a cause of significant morbidity as this case demonstrates.
(Accepted January 26 1990)
c1 H. B. Whittet, F.R.C.S., E.N.T. Department, The Radcliffe Infirmary, Oxford OX2 6HE.