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CASE REPORT - TUMORS
Year : 2018  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 121-123

Neurofibromatosis Type 1 in the Mandible


1 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology, Osaka University Graduate School of Dentistry, Suita, Osaka, Japan
2 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery II, Osaka University Graduate School of Dentistry, Suita, Osaka, Japan

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Yuka Uchiyama
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology, Osaka University Graduate School of Dentistry, 1-8 Yamadaoka, Suita, Osaka 565-0871
Japan
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DOI: 10.4103/ams.ams_135_17

PMID: 29963437

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Neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) was first described in 1882 as a hamartomatous disorder of neural crest derivation. We present the imaging of a 65-year-old woman with NF1. Computed tomography revealed that there were three major findings presented: skeletal deformity, an area of fat (probably related to mesodermal dysplasia), and benign neoplasm within the masticator space. Moreover, masticatory muscles were hypoplastic.


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