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Hypoplastic Internal Carotid Artery Co-Presenting with Neurofibromatosis and Intracranial Masses

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Neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) is associated with systemic vascular disease, and it can also affect intracranial vasculature in a small percentage of patients. Very rarely, NF1 may co-present with hypoplasia of the internal carotid artery (ICA). Prior reports have documented NF1 with bilateral optic gliomas and a unilateral hypoplastic internal carotid artery; however, we report a case with the aforementioned findings in addition to a right-sided lentiform mass. This case report further suggests a common congenital pathway related to neurofibromin loss of function resulting in both nerve sheath tumors and cerebrovascular anomalies.

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Axial T2 FLAIR MRIHyperintense lesions within the right lentiform nucleus concerning for glioma.
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FIG2: Axial T2 FLAIR MRIHyperintense lesions within the right lentiform nucleus concerning for glioma.


Hypoplastic Internal Carotid Artery Co-Presenting with Neurofibromatosis and Intracranial Masses
Axial T2 FLAIR MRIHyperintense lesions within the right lentiform nucleus concerning for glioma.
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FIG2: Axial T2 FLAIR MRIHyperintense lesions within the right lentiform nucleus concerning for glioma.

View Article: PubMed Central - HTML - PubMed

ABSTRACT

Neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) is associated with systemic vascular disease, and it can also affect intracranial vasculature in a small percentage of patients. Very rarely, NF1 may co-present with hypoplasia of the internal carotid artery (ICA). Prior reports have documented NF1 with bilateral optic gliomas and a unilateral hypoplastic internal carotid artery; however, we report a case with the aforementioned findings in addition to a right-sided lentiform mass. This case report further suggests a common congenital pathway related to neurofibromin loss of function resulting in both nerve sheath tumors and cerebrovascular anomalies.

No MeSH data available.


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