Unilateral absence of sphenoid wing in a Neurofibromatosis type 1 patient: imaging findings
Emine Dağıstan, Arzu Canan 1 * , Abdullah Yüksel Barut, Yeşim Karagöz
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1 Department of Radiology, Abant İzzet Baysal University, Bolu, Turkey* Corresponding Author


Neurofibromatosis type 1(NF-1) or von Recklinghausen disease is the most common of the neurocutaneous syndromes. It is characterized by pigmented cutaneous lesions and tumors of central nervous system. By the way, it could affect all the systems of the body. Sphenoid wing abnormalities are very rare and often associated with NF-1 so, they are considered pathognomonic. We report an unusual case NF-1 with unilateral absence of sphenoid wing and findings of multi-detector computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging.


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Article Type: Case Report

J Clin Exp Invest, 2013, Volume 4, Issue 3, 364-366


Publication date: 12 Sep 2013

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