Cystoperitoneal shunt for a giant intrathoracic meningocele under local anesthesia.

@article{Tanaka2011CystoperitonealSF,
  title={Cystoperitoneal shunt for a giant intrathoracic meningocele under local anesthesia.},
  author={Kazumi Tanaka and Kimihiro Shimizu and Seiichi Kakegawa and Kiyohiro Oshima and Izumi Takeyoshi},
  journal={The Annals of thoracic surgery},
  year={2011},
  volume={91 1},
  pages={317-9}
}
Giant intrathoracic meningoceles are extremely rare, and the standard treatment for giant intrathoracic meningoceles remains controversial. We present the case of a patient with giant intrathoracic meningoceles associated with neurofibromatosis type I. Our patient had poor respiratory function because of the giant intrathoracic meningocele, so we performed a cystoperitoneal shunt under local anesthesia. We describe our cystoperitoneal shunt technique using an adjustable-pressure valve. This… CONTINUE READING