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Ultrasound as a Diagnostic Aid in Identifying Neurofibromas

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  • Kian Zarchi M.D.,

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    1. Department of Dermatology, Roskilde Hospital, Health Sciences Faculty, University of Copenhagen, Roskilde, Denmark
    • Address correspondence to Kian Zarchi, M.D., Department of Dermatology, Roskilde Hospital, Koegevej 7-13, 4000 Roskilde, Denmark, or e-mail: kian_zarchi@yahoo.com.

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  • Ximena Wortsman M.D.,

    1. Institute for Diagnostic Imaging and Research of the Skin and Soft Tissues, Departments of Radiology and Dermatology, Clinica Servet, Faculty of Medicine, University of Chile, Santiago, Chile
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  • Gregor B. E. Jemec M.D., D.M.Sc.

    1. Department of Dermatology, Roskilde Hospital, Health Sciences Faculty, University of Copenhagen, Roskilde, Denmark
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Abstract

Neurofibromatosis 1 is a multisystem disorder associated with substantial clinical variability. During childhood, few neurofibromas and café au lait spots may be the only manifest symptoms, making correct and timely diagnosis difficult. Herein we describe the clinical usefulness of ultrasound examination in identifying neurofibromas.

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