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Case Reports in Radiology
Volume 2017 (2017), Article ID 7047696, 3 pages
https://doi.org/10.1155/2017/7047696
Case Report

Imaging Findings of Jugular Foramen Meningocele in a Neurofibromatosis Type 1 Patient

Gulhane Training and Research Hospital, Department of Radiology, University of Health Sciences, Ankara, Turkey

Correspondence should be addressed to Mehmet Serindere

Received 3 July 2017; Revised 25 October 2017; Accepted 4 December 2017; Published 24 December 2017

Academic Editor: Atsushi Komemushi

Copyright © 2017 Mehmet Serindere et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Neurofibromatosis type I (NF1) is a neurocutaneous disorder that involves autosomal dominant transmission. Skull defects, including sphenoid dysplasia and calvarial defects, are a rare finding in patients with NF1. Spinal meningocele and sphenoid wing dysplasia have been identified in NF1 but the occurrence of meningoceles at the skull base is extremely rare. A rare instance of jugular foramen meningocele being identified in an NF1 patient on imaging is described in this paper. To the best of our knowledge, only two such cases have been reported in the English literature.