Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography. 29(4):532-539, July/August 2005. Restrepo, Carlos S MD; Riascos, Roy F MD; Hatta, Ami A MD; Rojas, Rafael MD
Abstract: Summary: Neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) is an autosomal dominant congenital dysplasia of the neural crest cells that affects the development of tissue and structures arising from the 3 germinal layers. Affected patients may present with spinal deformities or with bone or soft tissue abnormalities. Imaging plays an important role in the evaluation of these patients. In this article, a working diagnosis approach is proposed and the spectrum of spinal imaging findings in the NF1 patient is reviewed.
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