V. F. Mautner

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Plexiform neurofibroma (PNF) is a typical feature of neurofibromatosis 1 (NF1). About 10% of patients with NF1 develop malignant peripheral nerve-sheath tumours (MPNST), usually arising from PNF, and this is the major cause of poor survival. A better prognosis can be achieved if the tumours are diagnosed at an early stage. Our objective was to establish MRI(More)
In neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) spinal tumours cause neurological symptoms in about 2 % of patients. Among over 1400 patients with NF1 we saw symptomatic spinal tumours in 23 (1.6 %). MRI of the entire spinal canal was obtained in 54 patients aged 5–56 years with NF1. The number, site, morphology and signal characteristics of the spinal tumours were(More)
Neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) is an autosomal dominant disorder with an incidence of 1:3000. Approximately 30% of NF1 patients develop plexiform neurofibromas (PNF) which often cause severe clinical deficits. We studied the growth patterns of 256 plexiform neurofibromas (PNF) by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and associated disfigurement and functional(More)
Although it is known that neurofibromatosis 1 (NF1) patients suffer from vitamin D deficiency and display decreased bone mineral density (BMD), a systematic clinical and histomorphometrical analysis is absent. Our data demonstrate that NF1 patients display high bone turnover and accumulation of osteoid and that supplementation of vitamin D has a beneficial(More)
A four-generation family with nine individuals with temporal partial epilepsy was studied. Detailed epilepsy history was investigated by structured interview. All putatively affected family members underwent a standardized electroencephalographic examination. The phenotype in the family was characterized by a short acoustic aura followed by rapid secondary(More)
Neurofibromatosis 2 (NF2) is an autosomal inherited disorder that predisposes carriers to nervous system tumors. To examine genotype-phenotype correlations in NF2, we performed mutation analyses and gadolinium-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging of the head and full spine in 59 unrelated NF2 patients. In patients with vestibular schwannomas (VSs) or(More)
Neurofibromatosis 2 (NF2) is an autosomal dominant disorder characterized by schwannomas and meningiomas that develop after inactivation of both copies of the NF2 gene. Approximately half of all patients with NF2 have unaffected parents and the disease results from new mutations at the NF2 locus. Loss of heterozygosity (LOH) in tumor specimens due to(More)
Neurofibromatosis 2 (NF2) is a clinically variable autosomal dominant disorder, caused by mutations in the NF2 tumor suppressor gene on chromosome 22q12, that predisposes to nervous system tumors and ocular abnormalities. To assess intrafamilial phenotypic variability, we performed mutation analysis and clinical assessment on two multigeneration NF2(More)
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