Cystic meningioangiomatosis and cerebellar ependymoma in a child with neurofibromatosis type 2

Austin Wheeler, Katie Metrock, Rong Li, Sumit Singh

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Abstract

We report a case of multifocal cystic meningioangiomatosis (MA), an exceptionally uncommon diagnosis even in patients with type 2 neurofibromatosis (NF2). A 2-year-old male with personal as well as family history of genetically-confirmed NF2 presented with incidental findings of MA after imaging for closed-head injury. Computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging revealed multifocal subcortical and basal ganglia cysts, enhancing tumor-like vascular encasement, and a cerebellar ependymoma with atypical features. Given the paucity of available literature describing this pathology, imaging findings are discussed to further characterize this elusive disease. Radiologists must keep in mind that children with NF2 may not only present with MA, but also a constellation of MA with classic NF tumors, including ependymoma as in this case.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1082-1087
Number of pages6
JournalRadiology Case Reports
Volume17
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2022

Keywords

  • Cystic
  • Ependymoma
  • Meningioangiomatosis
  • Neurofibromatosis
  • Neurofibromatosis type 2

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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