Intrathoracic meningocele presenting as a mediastinal mass lesion. Case report

Zentralbl Neurochir. 1992;53(1):11-4.


A routine chest X-ray in a 52-year-old man revealed a widening of the posterosuperior mediastinum and the patient was hospitalized on the suspicion of having a mediastinal mass lesion. Further investigations revealed an anterior cervicothoracic meningocele (intrathoracic meningocele), the dural herniation passing through two large midline congenital openings of the C7-T3 vertebral bodies which appeared partially fused and associated with other regional skeletal malformations.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Humans
  • Male
  • Meningocele / diagnostic imaging*
  • Middle Aged
  • Myelography
  • Thoracic Vertebrae / abnormalities*
  • Thoracic Vertebrae / diagnostic imaging
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed