Cerebral hamartomas in neurofibromatosis type I

Case contributed by Dr Roberto Schubert

Presentation

Known NF1 with typical stigmata. Blurred vision and headaches.

Patient Data

Age: 8
Gender: Male

Multple T2 moderately hyperintense lesions in the basal ganglia, the thalamus and hypothalamus, the brainstem and the dentate nuclei of the cerebellum. No signal alteration on DWI, no enhancement.

Case Discussion:

Those lesions are hamartomas that had already been seen on an MRI performed on that patient at the age of 5. They belong to the typical central nervous system manifestation of type I neurofibromatosis.

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Case Information:

rID: 18024
Diagnostic certainty: Almost Certain
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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