Myxoid neurofibromas of the breast: mammographical, sonographical and MRI appearances.

GÖKALP G., HAKYEMEZ B., Kizilkaya E., Haholu A.

The British journal of radiology, vol.80, no.958, 2007 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 80 Issue: 958
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Doi Number: 10.1259/bjr/33539044
  • Journal Name: The British journal of radiology
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Bursa Uludag University Affiliated: Yes


Neurofibromas arise from elements in the peripheral nervous system and are rarely detected in the breast. Neurofibromatosis is a phakomatosis that displays a wide spectrum of clinical expression with neurocutaneous abnormalities and involvement of multiple organ systems. Neurofibromas are more common in neurofibromatosis Type 1. They can show variable amounts of myxoid change, which affect their radiological findings. In this paper, we present a patient with neurofibromatosis Type 1 with mammographical, sonographical and MRI findings of myxoid neurofibromas in her left breast.