Anterior sacral meningocele and tuberculous spondylitis of the sacrum in a patient with neurofibromatosis

B. T. Mellion, R. E. George, D. K. Fischer, M. D. Lidsky, David S. Baskin

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Abstract

We report a case of an adult male with neurofibromatosis and chronic low back pain. Evaluation revealed an anterior sacral meningocele, pulmonary tuberculosis, and later in the course of his illness, an osteolytic tuberculous mass in the sacrum. The patient was treated medically with a good outcome. The nature of anterior sacral meningoceles and tuberculosis spondylitis, the differential diagnoses, and relevant treatment options are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)299-308
Number of pages10
JournalNeurofibromatosis
Volume2
Issue number5-6
StatePublished - Dec 1 1989

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  • Clinical Neurology

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