Early spontaneous regression of a hypothalamic/chiasmatic mass in neurofibromatosis type 1: MR findings

G. Zuccoli, F. Ferrozzi, M. Sigorini, R. Virdis, P. Bassi, M. Bellomi

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Abstract

A patient with neurofibromatosis type 1 was found to have an enhancing mass in the hypothalamus and in the anterior optic pathway. A 3-month MR study showed a reduction in the size and enhancement of the mass. At a 9- month MR follow-up the mass disappeared and ceased to enhance. This report shows the unusual behaviour of a hypotyhalamic/chiasmatic mass confirming that in such asymptomatic cases the conservative management can be considered the treatment of choice.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1076-1078
Number of pages3
JournalEuropean Radiology
Volume10
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2000

Keywords

  • Brain
  • Magnetic resonance
  • Nervous system tumours
  • Neurofibromatosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology

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