Maxillofacial Radiology 203




panoramic, Neurofibromatosis


19-year-old male patient, known with a diagnosis of neurofibromatosis type 1, presented with a plexiform neurofibroma involving the left orbit, zygoma, temporal, and parotid regions. The patient reported a history of left eye enucleation
7-years-ago. What are the pertinent radiologic findings? (Figs.1 and 2)


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Author Biography

Chané Smit, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, School of Dentistry, University of Pretoria


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How to Cite

Smit, C., & Potgieter, R. (2022). Maxillofacial Radiology 203. South African Dental Journal, 77(08), 510–511.

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