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Anterior thoracic myelomeningocele presenting as a retromediastinal mass. Case report.
J Neurosurg 2005; 103(1 Suppl):79-82JN

Abstract

Myelomeningocele presenting as a retromediastinal mass originating from the midline defect through the fused T-4, T-5, and T-6 VBs is described. An 11-year-old boy with a completely normal systemic and neurological examination suffering pulmonary problems such as effort dyspnea and severe kyphosis was evaluated and an anterior thoracic myelomeningocele was diagnosed. The boy underwent surgery for excision of the meningomyelocele sac and correction of kyphoscoliosis. His year-long follow-up period as an outpatient was uneventful. A comprehensive PubMed search of the literature returned no results for an "anterior thoracic myelomeningocele" query. To the best of the authors' knowledge, this is the only case described in the literature.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Neurosurgery, Pediatric Neurosurgery Division, Gazi University, Faculty of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey. alpob@yahoo.comNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Case Reports
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

16122010

Citation

Börcek, Alp Ozgün, et al. "Anterior Thoracic Myelomeningocele Presenting as a Retromediastinal Mass. Case Report." Journal of Neurosurgery, vol. 103, no. 1 Suppl, 2005, pp. 79-82.
Börcek AO, Ergün E, Emmez H, et al. Anterior thoracic myelomeningocele presenting as a retromediastinal mass. Case report. J Neurosurg. 2005;103(1 Suppl):79-82.
Börcek, A. O., Ergün, E., Emmez, H., Kurt, G., Dogulu, F., & Baykaner, M. K. (2005). Anterior thoracic myelomeningocele presenting as a retromediastinal mass. Case report. Journal of Neurosurgery, 103(1 Suppl), pp. 79-82.
Börcek AO, et al. Anterior Thoracic Myelomeningocele Presenting as a Retromediastinal Mass. Case Report. J Neurosurg. 2005;103(1 Suppl):79-82. PubMed PMID: 16122010.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Anterior thoracic myelomeningocele presenting as a retromediastinal mass. Case report. AU - Börcek,Alp Ozgün, AU - Ergün,Ertan, AU - Emmez,Hakan, AU - Kurt,Gökhan, AU - Dogulu,Fikret, AU - Baykaner,M Kemali, PY - 2005/8/27/pubmed PY - 2005/10/7/medline PY - 2005/8/27/entrez SP - 79 EP - 82 JF - Journal of neurosurgery JO - J. Neurosurg. VL - 103 IS - 1 Suppl N2 - Myelomeningocele presenting as a retromediastinal mass originating from the midline defect through the fused T-4, T-5, and T-6 VBs is described. An 11-year-old boy with a completely normal systemic and neurological examination suffering pulmonary problems such as effort dyspnea and severe kyphosis was evaluated and an anterior thoracic myelomeningocele was diagnosed. The boy underwent surgery for excision of the meningomyelocele sac and correction of kyphoscoliosis. His year-long follow-up period as an outpatient was uneventful. A comprehensive PubMed search of the literature returned no results for an "anterior thoracic myelomeningocele" query. To the best of the authors' knowledge, this is the only case described in the literature. SN - 0022-3085 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/16122010/Anterior_thoracic_myelomeningocele_presenting_as_a_retromediastinal_mass__Case_report_ L2 - https://thejns.org/doi/10.3171/ped.2005.103.1.0079 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -