Accession Number:

ADA555736

Title:

Multiple, Unilateral Lisch Nodules in the Absence of Other Manifestations of Neurofibromatosis Type 1

Descriptive Note:

Journal article

Corporate Author:

WALTER REED NATIONAL MILITARY MEDICAL CENTER BETHESDA MD

Report Date:

2011-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

3.0

Abstract:

Lisch nodules associated with Neurofibromatosis Type 1 NF1 are usually multiple and bilateral in nature. Here, we report a 21-year-old healthy, Caucasian female who was diagnosed with multiple, unilateral Lisch nodules during routine eye examination. A thorough history and physical examination revealed no other signs of NF1. We diagnosed the rare occurrence of numerous, unilateral Lisch nodules in the absence of additional features of NF1 in our patient and provide a discussion concerning the differential diagnosis of Lisch nodules as well as the potential genetic explanation of this finding.

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE