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Ann Maxillofac Surg. 2018 Jan-Jun;8(1):121-123. doi: 10.4103/ams.ams_135_17.

Neurofibromatosis Type 1 in the Mandible.

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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.

Abstract

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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Computed tomography imaging; mandible; masticatory muscle; neurofibromatosis type 1

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