versão impressa ISSN 0124-8146
ARCINIEGAS, William; OSPINA RAMIREZ, Juan José e RUIZ, Víctor Hugo. THORACIC AND LUMBAR MENINGOCELE ASSOCIATED WITH NEUROFIBROMATOSIS TYPE 1: ON PURPOSE OF A CASE. Investig. andina [online]. 2010, vol.12, n.21, pp. 90-97. ISSN 0124-8146.
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.
Palavras-chave : neurofibromatosis; central nervous system diseases; peripheral nervous system diseases; menigocele.