alexa Abstract | Neurofibromatosis Type 1 with Chiari Malformation Type 1 in Child: A Case Report

British Biomedical Bulletin
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Abstract

Objective: Importance of neuro imaging in Neurofibromatosis type I before doing lumbar puncture as Neurofibromatosis type 1 with Arnold Chiari malformation have been rarely reported in children. Methods: 11 years old boy having neurofibromatosis type I presented with fever and convulsions. He was diagnosed treated for encephalitis Neuro imaging was done due to persistent symptoms. Results: Neuro imaging detected Arnold chiari malformation type 1. Eventually, patient improved with treatment. Conclusion: Neuro imaging should be done in all cases of Neurofibromatosis type I before doing lumbar puncture to prevent brain stem compression.

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Author(s): Mallesh Kariyappa Febna A Rahiman and Jayanthi

Keywords

Tonsillar herniation, Neurofibromatosis, Chiari malformation type 1, Tonsillar herniation, Neurofibromatosis, Chiari malformation type 1

 
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