Neurofibromatosis type 1

Case contributed by Frank Gaillard
Diagnosis almost certain


No history provided.

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. 

Note: This case has been tagged as "legacy" as it no longer meets image preparation and/or other case publication guidelines.

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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