Early spontaneous regression of a hypothalamic/chiasmatic mass in neurofibromatosis type 1: MR findings
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- Zuccoli, G., Ferrozzi, F., Sigorini, M. et al. Eur Radiol (2000) 10: 1076. doi:10.1007/s003309900293
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A patient with neurofibromatosis type 1 was found to have an enhancing mass in the hypothalamus and in the anterior optic pathway. A 3-month MR study showed a reduction in the size and enhancement of the mass. At a 9-month MR follow-up the mass disappeared and ceased to enhance. This report shows the unusual behaviour of a hypothalamic/chiasmatic mass confirming that in such asymptomatic cases the conservative management can be considered the treatment of choice.