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Neurofibromatosis type 2: extensive cerebral and spinal involvement

Case contributed by Dr Frank Gaillard


No presenting history provided.

Patient Data:

Age: Young adult
Gender: Female

Thoracolumbar x-rays

Modality: X-ray

Acute thoracolumbar kyphosis is associated with a large right sided thoracic mass. 

The mass seen on x-ray can be seen to be dumb-bell shaped, passing into the spinal canal. Numerous other similar masses are also noted. 

Large bilateral masses extending into the the acoustic meati (bilaterally) and Meckle's cave (right side) are noted, resulting in marked distortion of the brain stem.

Case Discussion:

Young woman with very extensive NF2 disease burden.

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