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My Name is Schwannomatosis. Don’t Call Me NF 2. 2011

General Spine

Wesley, M., Ferley, M.D.
Wendy, R.K., Smoker, M.D., F.A.C.R, Non ASSR Member
Bruno, A., Policeni, M.D., Non ASSR Member

Poster

Purpose

To present a review of schwannomatosis, which has been recently recognized as a distinct clinical entity, separate from neurofibromatosis 2. It is essential that radiologists are able to make this differentiation.

Methods & Materials

Through a literature review and via multiple imaging studies from two separate representative cases (studies include CT, MRI, US, and angiography), the distinguishing characteristics and genetics of schwannomatosis are presented.

Results

Schwannomatosis is one of the disease entities characterized by multiple schwannomas. It was first recognized as distinct from neurofibromatosis 2 (NF 2) in the 1990â