Neurofibromatosis type 1

Case contributed by Assoc Prof Frank Gaillard


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Patient Data

Age: Young adult
Gender: Female

Selected images from an MRI of the spine with contrast demonstrate extremely widespread enhancing masses occupying almost every single neural exit foramen and in some cases resulting in canal stenosis. 

Case Discussion

This patient has a known diagnosis of neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1). Phakomatoses often result in some of the most impressive scans, and as many patients have recurrent problems from the numerous tumors they develop, they are frequently and serially imaged. 

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Case information

rID: 5474
Published: 27th Jan 2009
Last edited: 12th Jan 2020
System: Spine
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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