Dural ectasia: with neurofibromatosis type 1

Case contributed by Dr Arthur Daire

Presentation

Known patient with NF1.

Patient Data

Age: 16
Gender: Male

There is an increased AP diameter of dural sac associated with posterior lower lumbar vertebral bodies scalloping. Expansion of the intervertebral foramina is also evident. 

Case Discussion

The study demonstrates dural ectasia in a patient with know NF1. Other causes of dural ectasia include connective tissue disorders (such as Marfans syndrome and Ehlers-Danlos syndrome), ankylosing spondylitis, acromegaly, amongst others.

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