Levitt ma, patel m, rodriguez g, et al. @tarkaa-j: your doctor will be able to advise you best, but we have found that diet is very important in maintaining normal bowel movements. It is thought to be an abnormal outgrowth rather than a vestigial embryonic structure. At 13 months, dorian went in for his final surgery, to reverse the colostomy. If you email me your mailing address i will send you a few complimentary bottles of laxacare to try.
Your child will not be allowed to eat solids for a while (up to 15 days) and may require a special diet to keep the stool soft enough to pass. The outcome for encephaloceles is variable and depends, in large measure, on the amount and type of neural tissue within the sac.