CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 · Indian J Radiol Imaging 2018; 28(02): 161-164
DOI: 10.4103/ijri.IJRI_320_17
Neuroradiology & Head and Neck Imaging

First case of neurofibromatosis with posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome showing spinal cord involvement

Pui Kwan Joyce Chan
Department of Radiology and Imaging, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Kowloon, Hong Kong (SAR), People’s Republic of China
,
Kin Sun Tse
Department of Radiology and Imaging, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Kowloon, Hong Kong (SAR), People’s Republic of China
,
Wing Shan Elaine Fok
Department of Radiology and Imaging, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Kowloon, Hong Kong (SAR), People’s Republic of China
,
Wai Lun Poon
Department of Radiology and Imaging, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Kowloon, Hong Kong (SAR), People’s Republic of China
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Abstract

Posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome (PRES) is a well-documented pathology of the brain in systemic upsets. Majority of PRES cases present with edema in the cerebrum, most commonly in the territory of posterior circulation. It has been reported to show spinal cord involvement in a rare subgroup known as PRES with spinal cord involvement (PRES-SCI), with very limited existing literature even in adult patients. Our institution recently encountered a pediatric case with neurofibromatosis type I (NF 1) showing PRES with extensive reversible spinal cord changes. This case illustrates the features of this rare entity in the pediatric group of patients, and is the first reported case in NF 1 patients.



Publication History

Publication Date:
26 July 2021 (online)

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