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Case Reports in Radiology
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 353179, 4 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2012/353179
Case Report

A Complete Constellation of Nervous System Lesions of NF2: Imaging Evaluation

Department of Radiodiagnosis and Imaging, Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi 221005, India

Received 14 November 2011; Accepted 4 January 2012

Academic Editors: C. Chaskis, S. Fujii, M. Leonardi, and O. Strohm

Copyright © 2012 Kiran Gangadhar et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

The radiological findings fulfilling the criteria of neurofibromatosis type 2 (NF2) were reviewed. NF2 is a rare disease with few cutaneous but frequent, typical radiological findings in the central nervous system. The presenting symptom is most commonly hearing loss due to acoustic schwannomas, although symptoms emanating from other intracranial or tumors are not uncommon. The discovery of multiple spinal neurofibromas or multiple meningiomas without cutaneous lesions should initiate a search for acoustic schwannomas even when the patient has normal hearing as in our case patient who actually presented for weakness of all four limbs.