Author(s): PascualCastroviejo I, PascualPascual SI, Viao J, Martinez V
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Abstract We describe a case of chronic distal sensorimotor neuropathy associated with neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) in a 15-year old girl. The patient showed a striking clinical picture consisting of diffuse nodular enlargements of peripheral nerves. Motor conduction velocities were decreased and sensory responses were absent after maximal stimulation. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) was performed throughout the body and disclosed generalized nerve sheath neurofibromas affecting all peripheral nerves. Intracranially, the patient had a glioma of the left optic nerve, but no other cranial nerve involvement. These results demonstrate the value of MRI for visualization of the peripheral nervous system in neurofibromatosis.
This article was published in Neuropediatrics
and referenced in Journal of Nuclear Medicine & Radiation Therapy