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[Spontaneous regression of basal ganglia lesions in a case of neurofibromatosis type 1 (case report)].

Erciyes Universitesi Tip Fakültesi, Radyodiagnostik Anabilim Dali, Kayseri.
Tanısal ve girişimsel radyoloji: Tıbbi Görüntüleme ve Girişimsel Radyoloji Derneği yayın organı 01/2004; 9(4):439-42.
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ABSTRACT Neurofibromatosis type 1 is characterized on magnetic resonance imaging by optic nerve gliomas, parenchymal gliomas, and foci of prolonged T2 relaxation involving the brainstem, cerebellum, midbrain, internal capsule, and basal ganglia. We report a child with neurofibromatosis type 1 in whom serial magnetic resonance imaging demonstrates spontaneous regression of basal ganglia lesions. These lesions, characterized on magnetic resonance imaging by increased signal intensity on T1- and T2-weighted sequences, involved the globus pallidus and internal capsules in a bilateral fashion.

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