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THORACIC AND LUMBAR MENINGOCELE ASSOCIATED WITH NEUROFIBROMATOSIS TYPE 1.

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Author(s): Arciniegas William | Ospina-Ramirez Juan Jose | Ruiz Victor Hugo

Journal: Investigaciones ANDINA
ISSN 0124-8146

Volume: 12;
Issue: 21;
Start page: 88;
Date: 2010;
Original page

Keywords: Neurofibromatosis | Central Nervous System Diseases | Peripheral Nervous System Diseases | Meningocele

ABSTRACT
Introduction: this is the service of internal medicine at San Jorge University Hospital, the case of a patient of 48 years with a diagnosis of neurofibromatosis type 1. Who had symptoms of 3 months of dyspnea, chest pain, and left little cough.Methods and results: we find in the chest CT scan left intrathoracic cyst corresponding to a lateral thoracic meningocele associated with multiple malformations of spine andplexiform neurofibromas, simultaneously, presenting a posterior sacral meningocele, both with progressive growth for six years.Discussion: the meningocele is a rare disease usually associated with neurofibromatosis type 1. Few cases described in the literature and sacred synchronous intrathoracic meningocele.
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