Neurofibromatosis type 1 with optic nerve glioma

Case contributed by Dr Mohammed Alshammari

Patient Data

Age: 11-year-old
Gender: Female

MRI Brain

Modality: MRI

Bilateral optic nerve enlargement with significant enhancement in keeping with optic nerve glioma.

Abnormal high signal intensity at the basal ganglia as well as both cerebellar hemisphere and white matter of occipital lobes. 

Case Discussion

This case demonstrates  a patient with a known diagnosis of NF1 showing focal areas of signal intensity abnormalities characterised by high T2/FLAIR signal in the basal ganglia, and nerve optic enlargement in keeping with glioma

These findings are strongly supported by the clinical diagnosis of NF1. 

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Case Information

rID: 16288
Case created: 7th Jan 2012
Last edited: 19th Nov 2016
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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