Neurofibromatosis type 1 presenting with hand dystonia

M. Di Capua, M. L. Lispi, A. Giannotti, D. Longo, G. Fariello

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Neurofibromatosis type 1 is frequently associated with increased intensity T2-weighted magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) brain abnormalities, called "unidentified bright objects." Unidentified bright objects are generally held to be benign and tend to decrease in size during adulthood. We describe a case of neurofibromatosis type 1 with a similar thalamic and subthalamic MRI abnormality associated with contralateral hand dystonia. Over a 2-year follow-up, the lesions showed a reduction in size apparently correlated with a reduction in symptoms.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)606-608
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Child Neurology
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 2001

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health


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