Ciliochoroidal ganglioneuroma in neurofibromatosis type 1: Report of a case and review of the literature

Marwah M. Abdulkader, Mark F. Dalesandro, Stephen K. Mendenhall, Mitesh V. Shah, Jose Bonnin

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Orbitofacial neurofibromatosis (OFNF) is considered a variant of neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1). OFNF most often affects the eye, orbit and one side of the face. It is characterized by the development of relatively aggressive and disfiguring lesions, including plexiform and diffuse neurofibromas. Ciliochoroidal ganglioneuromas have not been previously reported in patients with this syndrome. We report the case of a 50-year-old man with OFNF, ciliochoroidal ganglioneuroma and a large ipsilateral frontoethmoidal encephalocele.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)464-469
Number of pages6
Issue number5
StatePublished - Oct 1 2016



  • frontoethmoidal encephalocele
  • ganglioneuroma
  • neurofibromatosis type 1
  • orbitofacial neurofibromatosis
  • plexiform neurofibroma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Clinical Neurology

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