Infection in a Plexiform Neurofibroma

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N Chotai, MWC H’ng

Hong Kong J Radiol 2010;13:83-5

Plexiform neurofibroma is a typical sign of neurofibromatosis type 1, although the condition is not diagnostic. These large lesions are associated with neurological deficits, affect cosmesis, and have a predisposition for malignant change. Infection within a plexiform neurofibroma is not a common complication and has not been well described in the literature. This report describes the use of magnetic resonance imaging findings of a patient with an infected plexiform neurofibroma, the diagnosis of which was subsequently confirmed after surgery.




N Chotai, MWC H’ng