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Neurofibromatosis I, enlarged optic foramen

Neurofibromatosis I, enlarged optic foramen

Overview

This X-ray shows the skull of a child with neurofibromatosis (NF-1). This child developed visual difficulties and was discovered to have a glioma (nerve tumor) in the optic nerve. The tumor has enlarged the bony opening (optic foramen), through which the optic nerve passes. This can be seen on the right side of picture.

Update Date 2/7/2014