Ana Sayfa | Dergi Hakkında | Yayın Kurulu | Bilimsel Danışma Kurulu | İçindekiler | Arşiv | Yayın Arama | Yazarlara Bilgi | İletişim  
2010, Cilt 24, Sayı 2, Sayfa(lar) 135-140   
NEUROFIBROMATOSIS TYPE 1 CASE WITH RESPIRATORY INSUFFICIENCY DUE TO MEDIASTINAL MASS
Emel TELLİOĞLU, Özlem ŞENGÖREN, Günseli BALCI, Rıfat ÖZACAR
Dr. Suat Seren Göğüs Hastalıkları ve Cerrahisi Eğitim ve Araştırma Hastanesi, Göğüs Hastalıkları, İzmir
Keywords: Mediastinal mass, neurofibromatosis type 1, Von Recklinghausen disease

Neurofibromatosis is the most common one among neurocutaneous syndromes; its incidence is 1/2000-1/3000. A congenitally mental retarded 25-years-old female patient was hospitalized due to a mediastinal mass lesion in chest radiogram and hypoxia in her arterial blood gasses. Paliative radiotherapy was performed due to serious dyspnea. Biopsies taken from the multiple nodulopapullar skin lesions on her thoracic wall and from her mediastinal mass lesion were compatible with "neurofibroma". She was diagnosed to have the benign disease neurofibromatosis type 1 (Von Recklinghausen disease) and this was confirmed clinically and histologically. The patient with respiratory insufficiency due to pressure of mediastinal mass is presented with information from literature.