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This axial (cross section) T2 weighted MRI of a 15 year old with known NF1 demonstrates the typical appearance of foci of abnormal increased T2 signal within the brainstem and cerebellum commonly seen in NF1. These foci usually wax and wane and disappear as the subject approaches the age of 20. Also note the enlargement of the optic nerves (right greater than left) with tortuosity and increased CSF in the optic sheaths consistent with optic nerve gliomas.
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