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Neurofibromatosis
Sonia L. Betancourt Cuellar, MD
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KEY FACTS

  • Terminology

    • Imaging

      • Top Differential Diagnoses

        • Pathology

          • Clinical Issues

            • Diagnostic Checklist

              TERMINOLOGY

              • Abbreviations

                • Neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1)
              • Synonyms

                • von Recklinghausen disease
                • Peripheral neurofibromatosis
              • Definitions

                • NF1: Hereditary, neurocutaneous disorder with systemic manifestations that rarely involve lungs
                • NF2: Affects central nervous system; no pulmonary manifestations

              IMAGING

              • General Features

                • Radiographic Findings

                  • CT Findings

                    • Imaging Recommendations

                      DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                        PATHOLOGY

                        • General Features

                          CLINICAL ISSUES

                          • Presentation

                            • Demographics

                              • Natural History & Prognosis

                                • Treatment

                                  DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                  • Consider

                                    Selected References

                                    1. Ueda K et al: Computed tomography (CT) findings in 88 neurofibromatosis 1 (NF1) patients: prevalence rates and correlations of thoracic findings. Eur J Radiol. 84(6):1191-5, 2015
                                    2. Jacques C et al: [Imaging features of neurofibromatosis type 1.] J Neuroradiol. 32(3):180-97, 2005
                                    3. Fortman BJ et al: Neurofibromatosis type 1: a diagnostic mimicker at CT. Radiographics. 21(3):601-12, 2001
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                                    KEY FACTS

                                    • Terminology

                                      • Imaging

                                        • Top Differential Diagnoses

                                          • Pathology

                                            • Clinical Issues

                                              • Diagnostic Checklist

                                                TERMINOLOGY

                                                • Abbreviations

                                                  • Neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1)
                                                • Synonyms

                                                  • von Recklinghausen disease
                                                  • Peripheral neurofibromatosis
                                                • Definitions

                                                  • NF1: Hereditary, neurocutaneous disorder with systemic manifestations that rarely involve lungs
                                                  • NF2: Affects central nervous system; no pulmonary manifestations

                                                IMAGING

                                                • General Features

                                                  • Radiographic Findings

                                                    • CT Findings

                                                      • Imaging Recommendations

                                                        DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                                                          PATHOLOGY

                                                          • General Features

                                                            CLINICAL ISSUES

                                                            • Presentation

                                                              • Demographics

                                                                • Natural History & Prognosis

                                                                  • Treatment

                                                                    DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                                                    • Consider

                                                                      Selected References

                                                                      1. Ueda K et al: Computed tomography (CT) findings in 88 neurofibromatosis 1 (NF1) patients: prevalence rates and correlations of thoracic findings. Eur J Radiol. 84(6):1191-5, 2015
                                                                      2. Jacques C et al: [Imaging features of neurofibromatosis type 1.] J Neuroradiol. 32(3):180-97, 2005
                                                                      3. Fortman BJ et al: Neurofibromatosis type 1: a diagnostic mimicker at CT. Radiographics. 21(3):601-12, 2001