Neurofibromatosis type 1: Spinal manifestations of a systemic disease

Carlos S. Restrepo, Roy F. Riascos, Ami A. Hatta, Rafael Rojas

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)532-539
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Computer Assisted Tomography
Issue number4
StatePublished - 2005
Externally publishedYes


  • Magnetic resonance imaging
  • Neurofibromatosis
  • Spinal deformity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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