Revista chilena de radiología
versión On-line ISSN 0717-9308
VIAL A, M. Catalina et al. NEUROFIBROMATOSIS PLEXIFORME: ESTUDIO CON RM DE DOS CASOS CLÍNICOS Y REVISION DE LA LITERATURA. Rev. chil. radiol. [online]. 2007, vol.13, n.3, pp. 154-158. ISSN 0717-9308. http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0717-93082007000300007.
Von Recklinghausen's disease orneurofibromatosis type 1 is a genetic disorder characterized by cutaneous lesions, skeletal malformations and some degree of mental impairment. It is common that neurofibromas appear, these are slow growing, benign tumours of the neural sheath. Plexiform neurofibromas are patognomonic ofNF 1. These are characterized by a late diagnosis when they compromise nerve function or when they have associated soft tissue deformity. They must be studied directly because they have a higher risk of malignant transformation. We present two patients that debuted with plexiform neurofibromas with a review of the literature on the subject
Palabras llave : Neurofibromatosis; Plexiform neurofibroma.