Neurofibromatosis type 2 - cranial and spinal involvement

Case contributed by Assoc Prof 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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Case information

rID: 5351
Published: 6th Jan 2009
Last edited: 20th Dec 2019
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