Paraspinal and Foraminal Plexiform Neurofibromas: A Case Report from Radiological Standpoint
- *Corresponding Author:
- Padala RN
Department of Radiology, Maharajha's Institute of Medical Sciences
Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, India
Tel: 0091 8978005496
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: September 06, 2016; Accepted date: October 10, 2016; Published date: October 17, 2016
Citation: Padala RN, Malla UMR (2016) Paraspinal and Foraminal Plexiform Neurofibromas: A Case Report from Radiological Standpoint. OMICS J Radiol 5:235. doi:10.4172/2167-7964.1000235
Copyright: © 2016 Padala RN, 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.
There are two types of Neurofibromatosis (NF), NF type 1 and NF type 2. NF 1 is an inherited autosomal dominant disease involving skin and peripheral nerves. NF 2 is a rare autosomal dominant neurocutaneous disorder manifesting as the development of multiple CNS tumours. The disease predominantly affects men, with M:F ratio of 3:1. The clinical manifestations do vary according to the region of involvement. All cases of NF 1 should undergo further investigation, due to possible development of complications as the nerves supply the vital organs. Surgical resection and biopsy should be avoided and such patients should undergo clinical and radiological follow-up at subsequent intervals. This case reveals the radiological perspective of imaging, preliminary diagnosis, follow-up and palliative care of symptomatic patients, with plexiform neurofibromas.