Bone deformity showing a deep coronoid notch of the mandible in a patient with neurofibromatosis type 1

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We present a case of a 10-year-old girl with neurofibromatosis type 1 related skeletal dysplasia. In the present case, a unilocular radiolucency at the left coronoid notch visible on a panoramic radiograph was suspected to be a neurofibroma. However, only the presence of bone deformities was observed on CT. Fat-like tissue adjacent to the bone deformities inside the left mandibular ramus was revealed, and the presence of neurofibroma was unequivocally denied on the MR images. However, biopsy of the lesion suggested neurofibroma. The diagnostic imaging 18 months after the first visit did not revealed a tumourous mass. However, careful follow up is required even though we could not prove the presence the lesion on the basis of imaging.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)380-383
Number of pages4
JournalDentomaxillofacial Radiology
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2005



  • Mandibular foramen
  • Neurofibroma
  • Neurofibromatosis type 1
  • Von Recklinghausen's disease

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Dentistry(all)
  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology

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