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Pediatr Radiol. 2001 Sep;31(9):637-9.

Diffuse, retroperitoneal mesenteric and intrahepatic periportal plexiform neurofibroma in a 5-year-old boy.

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Department of Radiology, The Children's Hospital, 1056 East 19th Avenue, B125, Denver, CO 80128, USA. fenton.laura@tchden.org

Abstract

We present a case of plexiform neurofibroma involving the retroperitoneum, mesentery, and liver in a 5-year-old boy who underwent evaluation for extent of a palpable left neck mass. The mass had intrathoracic extension with great vessel encasement and extension into the abdomen. Abdominal CT revealed a diffuse low-attenuation non-enhancing mass encasing the retroperitoneal vessels with serpiginous extension into the liver along the portal vein. This spread pattern of plexiform neurofibroma is an unusual manifestation of neurofibromatosis in a young child.

PMID:
11512005
DOI:
10.1007/s002470100493
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