Mesenteric involvement in neurofibromatosis type 1: CT and MRI findings in two cases


KOSUCU P. , AHMETOGLU A. , COBANOGLU U. , Dinc H. , OZDEMIR O., GUMELE H.

ABDOMINAL IMAGING, vol.28, no.6, pp.822-826, 2003 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 28 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2003
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00261-003-0040-z
  • Title of Journal : ABDOMINAL IMAGING
  • Page Numbers: pp.822-826
  • Keywords: neurofibromatosis type 1, mesentery, plexiform neurofibroma, malignant degeneration, magnetic resonance imaging, computer tomography, PERIPORTAL PLEXIFORM NEUROFIBROMA, DISEASE, DIFFUSE

Abstract

We report computerized tomographic and magnetic resonance imaging findings of neurofibromatosis type I with mesenteric involvement in two patients. The first patient was a 13-year-old female with a panmesenteric plexiform neurofibroma with segmental involvement of the bowel wall; she had a 3-year history of abdominal pain. The second patient was a 60-year-old female who presented with malignant transformation of multiple mesenteric neurofibromas 4 months after primary operation.