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Giant Plexiform Neurofibroma of the Urinary Bladder

Siddiqui MA1*, Sartaj S2, Rizvi SWA2 and Khan IA2

1Department of Radiology, Saint Louis University Hospital, MO, USA

2Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Aligarh, India

*Corresponding Author:
Mohammed Azfar Siddiqui
Department of Radiology, Saint Louis University Hospital
MO 63110, USA
Tel: 001-717-649-8167
E-mail: [email protected]

Received date: July 03, 2017; Accepted date: July 05, 2017; Published date: July 11, 2017

Citation: Siddiqui MA, Sartaj S, Rizvi SWA, Khan IA (2017) Giant Plexiform Neurofibroma of the Urinary Bladder. OMICS J Radiol 6:266. doi: 10.4172/2167-7964.1000266

Copyright: © 2017 Siddiqui MA, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

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Keywords

Plexiform; Neurofibroma; Urinary bladder; Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

Clinical Description

A 16-year-old boy without any established history of neurofibromatosis presented with progressive lumbar spinal deformity. There were no urinary or gastrointestinal symptoms. An initial radiograph of lumbar spine demonstrated grade 4 anterolisthesis of L5 vertebra over S1 vertebra along with posterior scalloping of L4 and L5 vertebral bodies. Further imaging with Magnetic Resonance (MR) Imaging using coronal STIR (Panel A) and sagittal post contrast fat-suppressed T1W (Panel B) sequences showed a large enhancing mass involving the postero-inferior wall of the urinary bladder. MR examination also demonstrated multiple small similar lesions along bilateral psoas muscles and abdominal wall muscles on the right side (Black Arrows). Surgical biopsy was done that confirmed the diagnosis of neurofibroma with malignant degeneration (Figures 1 and 2).

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Figure 1: Magnetic Resonance (MR) imaging using coronal STIR sequence showed multiple small hyperintense lesions along bilateral psoas muscles and abdominal wall muscles on the right side (black arrows).

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Figure 2: Magnetic Resonance (MR) imaging using sagittal post contrast fatsuppressed T1W sequence demonstrated a large enhancing mass involving the postero-inferior wall of the urinary bladder. It also demonstrated grade 4 anterolisthesis of L5 vertebra over S1 vertebra along with posterior scalloping of L4 and L5 vertebral bodies.

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