Neurofibromatosis type 1

Case contributed by Dr Ahmed Almuslim
Modality: MRI

There is a plexiform neurofibroma involving the left side of the neck, scalp, and the submental/submandibular region. Note the multiple high T2 and FLAIR hyperintensity foci in the dentate nuclei, middle cerebellar peduncle, pons, midbrain, cerebral peduncles, and the basal ganglia.

Case Discussion

There is a plexiform neurofibroma (pathognomonic for NF1) involving the left side of the neck, scalp, and the submental/submandibular region. Note the multiple high T2 and FLAIR hyperintensity foci in the dentate nuclei, middle cerebellar peduncle, pons, midbrain, cerebral peduncles, and the basal ganglia.

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Case Information

rID: 6954
Case created: 30th Aug 2009
Last edited: 6th Nov 2015
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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