ASSOCIATION OF ANTERIOR THORACIC MENINGOCELE AND AZYGOS LOBE OF THE LUNG


Deniz F. E. , Senayli A. , Bicakci U.

IDEGGYOGYASZATI SZEMLE-CLINICAL NEUROSCIENCE, vol.69, pp.277-279, 2016 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 69
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.18071/isz.69.0277
  • Title of Journal : IDEGGYOGYASZATI SZEMLE-CLINICAL NEUROSCIENCE
  • Page Numbers: pp.277-279
  • Keywords: azygos lobe, anterior thoracic meningocele, surgery, NEUROFIBROMATOSIS

Abstract

Here we report an anterior thoracic meningocele case. Two years-old female patient was presented with kyphosis. Azygos lobe of the lung was also demonstrated during radiological studies. Posterolateral thoracotomy incision and extralpeural approach was performed for excision of the anterior meningocele to untether the cord. Although both anomalies are related to faulty embryogenesis and it is well known that faulty embryogenesis may also reveal coexisting abnormalities, we could not speculate a common mechanism for anterior thoracic meningocele and azygos lobe of the lung association.