YouRong Sophie Su1*, Belinda Shao2, Taine TV Pechet3 and William C Welch1
1Department of Neurosurgery, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, USA2Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, USA3Department of Thoracic Surgery, University of Pennsylvania, USAFulltext PDF
Thoracic meningoceles are rare entities seen in association with Neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1). Although they uncommonly require resection, surgical techniques and postoperative management for these patients are highly varied and complex. Here, we report our experience with the first successful thoracotomy performed from a posterior-only approach for resection of a large thoracic meningocele. Additionally, we describe surgical and medical considerations for intra operative and postoperative management as well as potential complications.
Su YS, Shao B, Pechet TTV, Welch WC. Thoracic Meningoceles in NF1: Case Report and Considerations for Surgical Management. Ann Surg Case Rep. 2019; 2(2): 1019. .