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Indian Journal of Orthopaedics Surgery


Multiple spinal neurofibromas with cervical and lumbar cord compression In neurofibromatosis 1 - A rare presentation


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Case Report

Author Details : Akshada Sharma, Ratnakar Ambade*

Volume : 6, Issue : 2, Year : 2020

Article Page : 122-127


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Abstract

Neurofibromatosis is a multi system genetic condition with a wide range of neurological manifestations. It
is clinically characterized by neurofibromas (benign peripheral nerve sheath tumours), skin involvement,
visual complaints along with cardiopulmonary and gastrointestinal complaints. On the basis of affected
gene and chromosome, neurofibromatosis may be divided into Type I (Chr. 17) and Type II (Chr. 22).
Cervical cord compression due to cervical root neurofibromas represents an important clinical problem in
patients with neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF 1), but is rarely reported. 1,2
We report here a rare case, who in addition to classical features of NF-1, had multiple spinal neurofibromas
in cervical as well as lumbar spine leading to quadriparesis.

Keywords: Neurofibromatosis, Neurofibromatosis type 1, Cervical cord compression, Neurofibroma, Recklinghausen’s disease.

Doi : 10.18231/j.ijos.2020.022

How to cite : Sharma A, Ambade R , Multiple spinal neurofibromas with cervical and lumbar cord compression In neurofibromatosis 1 - A rare presentation. Indian J Orthop Surg 2020;6(2):122-127

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