A rare MRI finding of NF-1: perineural arachnoidal gliomatosis

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Yazol M., Derinkuyu B. E., Boyunaga Ö. L.

CHILDS NERVOUS SYSTEM, vol.38, no.9, pp.1825-1828, 2022 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 38 Issue: 9
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00381-022-05563-y
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, BIOSIS, EMBASE, MEDLINE
  • Page Numbers: pp.1825-1828
  • Keywords: Perineural arachnoidal gliomatosis, Neurofibromatosis 1, Optic nerve glioma, Magnetic resonance imaging, OPTIC-NERVE GLIOMAS, NEUROFIBROMATOSIS-1, LESIONS
  • Gazi University Affiliated: Yes


Optic pathway gliomas are the most common central nervous system neoplasms in patients with neurofibromatosis type 1. Perineural arachnoidal gliomatosis is a rare and distinctive growth pattern of optic nerve glioma, in which the tumor infiltrates through the pia mater and pre-dominantly involves the subarachnoid space around the optic nerve. Here, we report an 8-year-old girl with perineural arachnoidal gliomatosis associated with neurofibromatosis type 1.