SELECT ISSUE

Romanian Journal of Neurology, Volume XIV, No. 2, 2015
ISSN 1843-8148  |  e-ISSN 2069-6094
ISSN-L 1843-8148

Indexată BDI  |  IDB Indexed

DOAJ
Ebsco Host - Medline
Scopus

HIGHLIGHTS

Plagiatul – în actualitate

Tema plagiatului este tot mai mult discutată în ultima vreme. Apariția unor programe performante de căutare și identificare a similitudinilor între texte [...]

Committe on Publication Ethics

A forum for responsible and ethical research publishing – Code of Conduct and Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors.

DYSPLASTIC WHITE MATTER LESIONS IN PATIENT WITH NEUROFIBROMATOSIS 1

, , , and

ABSTRACT

Dysplastic white matter lesions/unidentified bright objects /Foci of abnormal signal intensities (FASi’s) in brain MRI are the commonest intracranial abnormality with Neurofibromatosis 1 seen in approximately 70-75% of patients. They are usually multiple, small in size and are typically located in globus pallidus, brainstem, centrum semiovale, thalamus, internal capsule, corpus callosum, and cerebellum. Although clinically silent, patients can present with reduced attention span however neuropsychological functioning of these lesions depends upon the region involved. NF1 lesions should be kept as differential for any hyperintense lesion in basal ganglia and caution is advised not to confuse these lesions with malignant lesions like gliomas as biopsies from these lesions showed benign etiology. Parental counselling regarding the prognosis is very important to alleviate unnecessary apprehension. Interval follow-up is advised for large lesions causing mass effect, showing contrast enhancement or when lesions are located in optic pathway.

Keywords: Neurofibromatosis-1, dysplastic white matter lesions, unidentified bright objects, Foci of abnormal signal intensities, cognition

Full text | PDF