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September 1979

Intrathoracic Meningoceles and Neurofibromatosis

Author Affiliations

From the Departments of Neurology (Drs Erkulvrawatr and Green), Radiology (Dr Gammal), and Neurosurgery (Dr Hawkins), Medical College of Georgia, Augusta; and the Neurology Section, Medical Service, Veterans Administration Hospital, Louisville, and the Department of Medicine, University of Louisville School of Medicine (Drs Erkulvrawatr and Srinivasan). Dr Erkulvrawatr is now with the Memphis VA Medical Center.

Arch Neurol. 1979;36(9):557-559. doi:10.1001/archneur.1979.00500450051008

• We describe here four additional cases of intrathoracic meningoceles associated with neurofibromatosis, bringing the total number of reported cases of thoracic meningoceles to 88. Seventy-five (85%) have been associated with neurofibromatosis. Possibly, both dural and regional vertebral dysplasia are intrinsic to neurofibromatosis and contribute to the development of the meningocele.