3-Dimensional Manifestations of Cutaneous and Subcutaneous Neurofibromas by MDCT
Clues of Three Cases with Neurofibromatosis
- Dong Hun Kim Il Joong Kim
- 조선대학교 의학연구원
- The Medical Journal of Chosun University
- 제43권 제1호
- 30 - 33 (4 pages)
Advanced multidetector CT (MDCT) technology provides 2-dimensional (2D) images with 3-dimensional (3D) images. These 3D images (volume rendered, VR images) demonstrates the surface of the body and cutaneous neurofibromas in pa-tients with neurofibromatosis (NF) are well visualized. MDCT is a very useful imaging modality that represents various findings of neurofibromatosis such as cutaneous neurofibromas, central nervous tumors, skeletal anomalies including verte-bral scalloping and dural ectasia, mediastinal masses, lung parenchymal diseases, vascular anomalies, and complicated dis-eases related with NF. Herein, we report three cases with NF presenting cutaneous neurofibromas diagnosed by MDCT; One is NF patient with dural ectasis and meningocele, second case is a patient with NF and horseshoe kidney, third case is a pa-tient with cutaneous and subcutaneous neurofibromas.