Localised neurofibroma

Localised neurofibromas are the most common type of neurofibroma, a peripheral nerve benign tumor. It accounts for approximately 90% of neurofibromas. It is an isolated findings, not associated with neurofibromatosis type 1.

Radiographic features 

On MRI, localised neurofibroma shares similarities with schwannoma. They are well defined, encapsulated, fusiform soft tissue masses. They usually measure less than 5 cm in diameter.

Signal characterisitics include

  • T1: isointense
  • T2: hyperintense and heterogeneous, can exhibit a fascicular sign
  • T1 C+ (Gd): variable enhancement

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rID: 19090
Section: Pathology
Tags: stub, cases
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Localized neurofibroma
  • Localized neurofibromas
  • Localised neurofibromas

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