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A neurofibromatosis type 2 case with vestibular, trigeminal and facial schwannomas together: magnetic resonance imaging findings

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Full text: Introduction: Neurofibromatosis type 2 (NF2) is characterized by the development of multiple nervous system tumors. This disorder is also called multiple inherited schwannomas (MIS), meningiomas (M), and ependymomas (E) (MISME) syndrome. Objectives and tasks: To discuss the magnetic resonance (MR) imaging findings of a NF2 case who has bilateral vestibular and trigeminal schwannomas, unilateral facial schwannoma, multiple meningiomas and cervical intramedullary spinal cord tumors. Materials and methods: A 23-year-old male patient complaining of tinnitus and imbalance for 3 years, came to Neck-Nose-Throat department of our hospital. After the physical examination, the patient was referred to our department for the further work up with MR imaging. Results: Brain MR imaging showed bilateral acoustic schwannoma which reach through the internal acoustic canals. Bilateral symmetric homogeneously enhanced masses were also detected in Meckel's caves. Similarly, one milimetric enhancing lesion was seen at the right facial nerve. Eight meningiomas in various locations were observed, as well. Additionally, two enhancing intramedullary well-defined small foci were detected in the proximal cervical spinal cord. Ependymomas or intraparanchimal schwannomas were primarily suspected. Conclusion: This case includes all the probable intracranial and spinal mass lesions which may be associated with NF2. Enhanced MR is very reliable imaging  More>>
Publication Date:
Jul 01, 2012
Product Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Rentgenologiya i Radiologiya; Journal Volume: 51; Journal Issue: 3; Conference: 10. Balkan Congress of Radiology, 10. Balkanski Kongres po Radiologiya, Sandanski (Bulgaria), 1-4 Nov 2012; Other Information: Collection of abstracts
Subject:
62 RADIOLOGY AND NUCLEAR MEDICINE; BRAIN; MAGNETIC RESONANCE; NECK; NEOPLASMS; NMR IMAGING; NOSE; PATIENTS; PHARYNX; SPINAL CORD
OSTI ID:
22083556
Country of Origin:
Bulgaria
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
Journal ID: ISSN 0486-400X; TRN: BG1300133041968
Submitting Site:
INIS
Size:
page(s) 247
Announcement Date:
Apr 18, 2013

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Akay, S, Hamcan, S, Kara, K, Battal, B, and Tasar, M. A neurofibromatosis type 2 case with vestibular, trigeminal and facial schwannomas together: magnetic resonance imaging findings. Bulgaria: N. p., 2012. Web.
Akay, S, Hamcan, S, Kara, K, Battal, B, & Tasar, M. A neurofibromatosis type 2 case with vestibular, trigeminal and facial schwannomas together: magnetic resonance imaging findings. Bulgaria.
Akay, S, Hamcan, S, Kara, K, Battal, B, and Tasar, M. 2012. "A neurofibromatosis type 2 case with vestibular, trigeminal and facial schwannomas together: magnetic resonance imaging findings." Bulgaria.
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title = {A neurofibromatosis type 2 case with vestibular, trigeminal and facial schwannomas together: magnetic resonance imaging findings}
author = {Akay, S, Hamcan, S, Kara, K, Battal, B, and Tasar, M}
abstractNote = {Full text: Introduction: Neurofibromatosis type 2 (NF2) is characterized by the development of multiple nervous system tumors. This disorder is also called multiple inherited schwannomas (MIS), meningiomas (M), and ependymomas (E) (MISME) syndrome. Objectives and tasks: To discuss the magnetic resonance (MR) imaging findings of a NF2 case who has bilateral vestibular and trigeminal schwannomas, unilateral facial schwannoma, multiple meningiomas and cervical intramedullary spinal cord tumors. Materials and methods: A 23-year-old male patient complaining of tinnitus and imbalance for 3 years, came to Neck-Nose-Throat department of our hospital. After the physical examination, the patient was referred to our department for the further work up with MR imaging. Results: Brain MR imaging showed bilateral acoustic schwannoma which reach through the internal acoustic canals. Bilateral symmetric homogeneously enhanced masses were also detected in Meckel's caves. Similarly, one milimetric enhancing lesion was seen at the right facial nerve. Eight meningiomas in various locations were observed, as well. Additionally, two enhancing intramedullary well-defined small foci were detected in the proximal cervical spinal cord. Ependymomas or intraparanchimal schwannomas were primarily suspected. Conclusion: This case includes all the probable intracranial and spinal mass lesions which may be associated with NF2. Enhanced MR is very reliable imaging modality for the detailed evaluation of NF2 patients.}
journal = {Rentgenologiya i Radiologiya}
issue = {3}
volume = {51}
journal type = {AC}
place = {Bulgaria}
year = {2012}
month = {Jul}
}