Neurofibromatosis type 1 presenting with hand dystonia

M. Di Capua, M. L. Lispi, A. Giannotti, D. Longo, G. Fariello

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)606-608
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Child Neurology
Volume16
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 2001

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Neurofibromatosis 1
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  • Clinical Neurology
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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Di Capua, M., Lispi, M. L., Giannotti, A., Longo, D., & Fariello, G. (2001). Neurofibromatosis type 1 presenting with hand dystonia. Journal of Child Neurology, 16(8), 606-608.

Neurofibromatosis type 1 presenting with hand dystonia. / Di Capua, M.; Lispi, M. L.; Giannotti, A.; Longo, D.; Fariello, G.

In: Journal of Child Neurology, Vol. 16, No. 8, 2001, p. 606-608.

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Di Capua, M, Lispi, ML, Giannotti, A, Longo, D & Fariello, G 2001, 'Neurofibromatosis type 1 presenting with hand dystonia', Journal of Child Neurology, vol. 16, no. 8, pp. 606-608.
Di Capua, M. ; Lispi, M. L. ; Giannotti, A. ; Longo, D. ; Fariello, G. / Neurofibromatosis type 1 presenting with hand dystonia. In: Journal of Child Neurology. 2001 ; Vol. 16, No. 8. pp. 606-608.
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