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Year : 2018  |  Volume : 28  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 161-164
First case of neurofibromatosis with posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome showing spinal cord involvement

Department of Radiology and Imaging, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Kowloon, Hong Kong (SAR), People's Republic of China

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Dr. Pui Kwan Joyce Chan
Department of Radiology & Imaging, 1/F, Block H, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, 30 Gascoigne Road, Kowloon, Hong Kong (SAR)
People's Republic of China
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DOI: 10.4103/ijri.IJRI_320_17

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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.

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