Plexiform neurofibroma - neurofibromatosis type 1

Case contributed by Dr Trong Van Cao


This patient presented with a large mass in her neck and was referred for an MRI.

Patient Data

Age: 20 years
Gender: Female

There is a large subcutaneous mass in the right neck containing many structures with low signal on T1W, heterogeneous on T2FS, associated with the typical target sign and fair enhancement.

There is also diffuse subcutaneous neurofibromatosis in the region of the head and neck. 

Case Discussion

Typical plexiform neurofibroma in neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1). 

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Case information

rID: 67774
Published: 29th Apr 2019
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
System: Head & Neck
Inclusion in quiz mode: Excluded

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