Journal of Medical Cases, ISSN 1923-4155 print, 1923-4163 online, Open Access
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Volume 5, Number 1, January 2014, pages 1-3

Small Bowel Obstruction Due to Gastrointestinal Neurofibromas and Lipomas


Figure 1.
Figure 1. CT scan with oral contrast shows submucosa in the entire small intestine infiltrated by lipomas and neurofibromas. In the left iliac fossa there is an intussusception leading to obstruction.


Table 1. At Least Two of the Following Seven Criteria Must be Present in Order to Make the Final Diagnosis of NF-1
1At least 6 cafe-au-lait-spots on the skin with a diameter larger then 5 mm at prepuberty age, or above 15 mm after puberty.
2At least two neurofibromas or one plexiform neurofibroma
3Accumulation of freckles in the groin or armpit
4Dysplasia or pseudarthrosis in the femur, humerus or sphenoidale bones
5At least 2 hamartomas in the iris (Lisch noduli)
7First-degree relatives with NF-1