A New Sign of Neurofibromatosis on Magnetic Resonance Imaging of Children

Simon M. Goldstein, Richard G. Curless, M. J.D. Judith Donovan Post, Robert M. Quencer

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Ten pediatric patients with clinically proved neurofibromatosis underwent magnetic resonance imaging of the brain. Seven of these patients had lesions of increased signal intensity on T2-weighted images in the globus pallidus, brain stem, or cerebellar white matter. The lesions did not correlate with results of the neurologic examination or with developmental status. These abnormalities most likely represent hamartomas and should be recognized as part of the diagnostic spectrum of neurofibromatosis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1222-1224
Number of pages3
JournalArchives of neurology
Issue number11
StatePublished - Nov 1989


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  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Clinical Neurology

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