Neurofibromatosis type 2 - cranial and spinal involvement

Case contributed by Frank Gaillard


No presenting history provided.

Patient Data

Age: Young adult
Gender: Female

Thoracolumbar x-rays


Acute thoracolumbar kyphosis is associated with a large right sided thoracic mass. 

The mass seen on x-ray can be seen to be dumb-bell shaped, passing into the spinal canal. Numerous other similar masses are also noted. 

Large bilateral masses extending into the internal acoustic meati (bilaterally) and Meckel's cave (right side) are noted, resulting in marked distortion of the brainstem.

Case Discussion

Young woman with very extensive NF2 disease burden.

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