Bilateral Fallopian Canal Meningocele: Case Report and Literature Review
Vito Pontillo* and Nicola Quaranta
Otolaryngology Unit, Department of BMS, Neuroscience and Sensory Organs, University of Bari, Bari, Italy
*Corresponding Author: Vito Pontillo, Otolaryngology Unit, Department of BMS, Neuroscience and Sensory Organs, University of Bari, Bari, Italy.
Received: May 25, 2021; Published: June 23, 2021
Meningocele of the fallopian canal is assumed to be related to a defective ossification of the Facial Canal and to a subsequent dilatation of the subarachnoid space within this canal.
We bring our personal experience with a singular case of bilateral fallopian canal meningocele of a 48-year-old woman with a history of right otogenic meningitis. Considering the high risk of iatrogenic CSF fistula or facial palsy, it was decided to proceed by exclusively treating the right meningocele, while monitoring the left side. We carried out a subsequent analysis of the literature in order to verify the accuracy of our strategy.
A comprehensive search was conducted in PubMed from January 1, 1966, through December 31, 2020. To the best of our knowledge, 25 cases of fallopian canal meningocele were reported in the literature thus far, and only one of them with bilateral presentation. All the surgical strategies were analysed.
Surgical approach to this condition must be tailored to the single case, especially in the unlikely circumstance of bilateral presentation. We propose our treatment strategy to this rare condition, in the lights of the literature debate and our personal experience.
Keywords: Bilateral; Fallopian Canal; Facial Canal; Meningocele
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