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Elephantiasis neuromatosa of the lower limb in a patient with neurofibromatosis type-1: A case report with imaging findings

Author(s): Bano Shahina | Prasad Akhila | Yadav Sachchida | Chaudhary Vikas | Sachdeva Namrata

Journal: Journal of Pediatric Neurosciences
ISSN 1817-1745

Volume: 5;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 59;
Date: 2010;
Original page

Keywords: Computed tomography | conventional radiography | elephantiasis neuromatosa | magnetic resonance imaging | ultrasonography

Elephantiasis neuromatosa is the most impressive manifestation of neurofibromatosis type-1 (NF-1). We report a case of NF-1 who presented with elephantiasis neuromatosa of his right leg. Cross-sectional imaging not only assists in the correct diagnosis but also aids in imaging the vasculature of a plexiform neurofibroma, which is essential for proper surgical planning.
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