The Italian Journal of Neurological Sciences

, Volume 10, Issue 6, pp 567–573 | Cite as

MRI and CT evaluation of brain in neurofibromatosis. Case report

  • Carella A. 
  • D'Aprile P. 
  • Medicamento N. 
  • Alloro E. 
  • Federico F. 
  • Krajewska G. 
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Abstract

Few MRI studies have been performed on subjects with Von Recklinghausen's neurofibromatosis. This not very well-known disease present lesions which in many cases do not appear on CT scans but may be detected by MRI. The nature of such lesions is still controversial. This paper will describe the case of a 7 year-old girl with neurofibromatosis. MRI examination revealed altered signals in some areas: in the basal nuclei, in the brainstem and in the white matter of the cerebellar hemispheres.

Key-Words

Neurofibromatosis brain abnormalities MRI studies phakomatosis CT studies 

Sommario

Pochi studi RM sono stati effettuati su soggetti affetti dalla neurofibromatosi di Recklinghausen. Questa non molto conosciuta malattia presenta lesioni che in molti casi non sono identificabili con la TC ma possono essere individuate mediante esame RM. Questo studio mostra il caso di una bambina di sette anni affetta da neurofibromatosi. L'esame RM rivelò aree di alterato segnale a livello dei nuclei basali bilateralmente, del troncoencefalo, della sostanza bianca del cervelletto, la cui natura è discussa.

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© Masson Italia Periodici 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • Carella A. 
    • 2
  • D'Aprile P. 
    • 2
  • Medicamento N. 
    • 2
  • Alloro E. 
    • 2
  • Federico F. 
    • 1
  • Krajewska G. 
    • 1
  1. 1.Istituto di Clinica NeurologicaUniversità di BariBari
  2. 2.Servizio di NeuroradiologiaUSL BA/9Bari

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