Neurofibromatosis type 1 is frequently associated with increased intensity T2-weighted magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) brain abnormalities, called "unidentified bright objects." Unidentified bright objects are generally held to be benign and tend to decrease in size during adulthood. We describe a case of neurofibromatosis type 1 with a similar thalamic and subthalamic MRI abnormality associated with contralateral hand dystonia. Over a 2-year follow-up, the lesions showed a reduction in size apparently correlated with a reduction in symptoms.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Journal of Child Neurology|
|Publication status||Published - 2001|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Clinical Neurology
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health