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          VOLUME 37 / ISSUE 1


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13 - Type 1 Neurofibromatosis presenting with multiple neurofibromas

Ahmet Mesrur Halefoğlu, Muhammet Acar

Neurofibromatosis type 1 is the most frequent form of neuro-fibromatosis and is characterized by the presence of at least two neurofibromas and 6 or more cafe au lait spots although it does have other diagnostic criteria. We showed a typical neurofibromatosis type 1 case which presented multipl neurofibromas in the right sciatic region, sacral nerve roots, both thigh regions, posteriorly localized to the seminal vesicle and scattered subcutaneously. We emphasized that magnetic resonance imaning is very important showing and characterizing for neurofibromas in terms of revealing their typical high signal intensity on T2 weighed images and demonstrating the relationship between the mass and nerves

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