Abdominal manifestations of neurofibromatosis

Nicola Hartley, Arumugam Rajesh, Ratan Verma, Rakesh Sinha, Kumaresan Sandrasegaran

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The purpose of this review is to illustrate, with examples, the abdominal manifestations of neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF) on imaging, with emphasis on computed tomography. Mutations of the NF gene lead to abnormal tumor suppression. Consequently, NF is a complex disease, with patients having an increased prevalence of benign and malignant neoplasms throughout the body. We present cases of the most common abdominal presentations: neurofibroma, malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumor, pheochromocytoma, carcinoid, gastrointestinal stromal tumor, and seminoma.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4-8
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Computer Assisted Tomography
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2008


  • Gastrointestinal stromal tumors
  • Neurofibromatosis
  • Plexiform neurofibroma
  • Seminoma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology

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