Pediatric Radiology > Neurological > Neurocutaneous Syndromes > Neurofibromatosis
The most common phakomatoses are divided into a number of subcategories, of which neurofibromatosis 1 (NF1) and 2 (NF2) are the most common. NF1 is an autosomal dominant disorder. The diagnostic criteria for NF1 include two or more of the following:
The pictures below show where the lesions are in the above MRI images.
|In contrast, NF2 patients present typically in adulthood, characterized by bilateral acoustic schwannomas. Other lesions include meningiomas, gliomas, and neurofibromas.|
|NF2 with bilateral VIII schwannomas, right optic nerve meningioma, and posterior meningioma.|
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