Unusual cause of laryngeal dyspnea and swallowing troubles in a 2-year old child

  • Monia Attia | attiamonia82@gmail.com Department of Radiology, Abderrahmane Mami Hospital, Ariana, Tunisia. https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9023-7869
  • Ime Bouktif Department of Radiology, Abderrahmane Mami Hospital, Ariana, Tunisia.
  • Meriem Affes Department of Radiology, Abderrahmane Mami Hospital, Ariana, Tunisia.
  • Sarra Zairi Faculty of Medicine of Tunis, University of Tunis El Manar, Tunisia. https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9869-4861
  • Ikbel Khalfallah Faculty of Medicine of Tunis, University of Tunis El Manar, Tunisia.
  • Ines Baccouche Department of Radiology, Abderrahmane Mami Hospital, Ariana, Tunisia.
  • Henda Neji
  • Saoussen Hantous Department of Radiology, Abderrahmane Mami Hospital, Ariana, Tunisia.
  • Khaoula Ben Miled Department of Radiology, Abderrahmane Mami Hospital, Ariana, Tunisia. https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2187-903X

Abstract

Plexiform neurofibromas are rare benign tumors developed from peripheral nervous system often associated with neurofibromatosis type 1. We report the case of multifocal plexiform neurofibromas in a 2-year-old child with cervical mass obstructing the trachea causing respiratory distress. A cervical ultrasound examination was performed followed by enhanced CT and MRI. Imaging revealed an expansive cervical mass extended from the base of the skull to the mediastinum associated with similar pelvic and sacral foraminal masses. The target like MRI aspect on T2-weighted images was suggestive of the neural origin. Biopsy under ultrasound control confirmed the diagnosis of plexiform neurofibroma.

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Published
2020-09-01
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Pneumology - Case Reports
Keywords:
Neurofibromatosis, child, dyspnoea
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Attia, M., Bouktif, I., Affes, M., Zairi, S., Khalfallah, I., Baccouche, I., Neji, H., Hantous, S., & Ben Miled, K. (2020). Unusual cause of laryngeal dyspnea and swallowing troubles in a 2-year old child. Monaldi Archives for Chest Disease, 90(3). https://doi.org/10.4081/monaldi.2020.1244

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