What is segmental neurofibromatosis?

Two unrelated children with von Recklinghausen's neurofibromatosis (NF1) had mothers with cutaneous NF1 lesions in a limited distribution. The cutaneous pattern in the mother of case 1 was clearly segmental, and probably represents mosaicism for the NF1 mutation which was passed on to the child. In the second case the distribution in the mother was less… (More)