Neurofibromatosis type 1: a diagnostic mimicker at CT.

  title={Neurofibromatosis type 1: a diagnostic mimicker at CT.},
  author={Brian J. Fortman and Brian S. Kuszyk and Bruce A. Urban and Elliot K. Fishman},
  journal={Radiographics : a review publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc},
  volume={21 3},
Neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) is the most common of the phakomatoses and has a variety of localized or, more frequently, systemic manifestations throughout the thorax, abdomen, pelvis, and extremities. Classic computed tomographic (CT) findings in NF1 with thoracic involvement include small, well-defined subcutaneous neurofibromas, focal thoracic scoliosis, posterior vertebral scalloping, enlarged neural foramina, and characteristic rib abnormalities due to bone dysplasia or erosion from… CONTINUE READING


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