Large Intrathoracic Meningocele Associated With Neurofibromatosis Type 1

Swetz, Keith M.; Spinner, Robert J.
September 2009
Mayo Clinic Proceedings;Sep2009, Vol. 84 Issue 9, p769
Academic Journal
The article offers information on neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1). It features a 43-year-old man diagnosed with neurofibromatosis type 1 and extrathoracic meningocele after having presented for a routine physical examination. Moreover, it indicates that the neurofibromatosis type 1 is an autosomal dominant disorder associated with a tumor suppressor gene defect on chromosome 17q. NF1 patients will be as well diagnosed with bone dysplasia, scoliosis, and meningeal defects.


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