Giant Cystic Lesion in Neurofibromatosis

Rony Cohen*, Liora Kornreich, Avinoam Shuper

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In the case of an asymptomatic 10-year-old girl with neurofibromatosis type 1, a concomitant cystic brain lesion was demonstrated on cranial magnetic resonance imaging. The nature of these cysts is unknown: they may represent cellular degeneration of the lesions imaged as unidentified bright objects, cystic cortical dysplasia, or giant Virchow-Robin spaces. The novel finding in this child of coexisting unusual cystic lesion and neurofibromatosis could be coincidental; however, recent report of an asymptomatic cystic lesion in two patients with neurofibromatosis suggests otherwise.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)445-447
Number of pages3
JournalPediatric Neurology
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 2009
Externally publishedYes


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