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A Novel Mutation in Neurofibromatosis Type 1 with Optic Glioma

Ozlem OZ*

Department of Medical Genetics, Harran University Faculty of Medicine, Sanlıurfa, Turkey

* Corresponding Author: Ozlem OZ. Email: email

Oncologie 2020, 22(3), 155-160. https://doi.org/10.32604/oncologie.2020.014087

Abstract

Neurofibromatosis type 1 is an autosomal dominant disorder which is characterized by multiple café-au-lait spots in the body, intertriginous freckles, Lisch nodules, neurofibroma, optic glioma and bone dysplasia. One of the clinical characteristics of Neurofibromatosis type 1 is the risk of benign and malignant tumor development. Optic gliomas, a type of astrocytoma, are the most common central nervous system complication in children with Neurofibromatosis type 1 and are seen in 10–15% of cases. In this case report, a patient with an optic glioma and a mutation that was not previously identified in the NF1 gene is presented in the light of the literature. Identification of new mutations that cause Neurofibromatosis type 1 disease and reporting of clinical findings caused by the mutations will allow a large proportion of genotypephenotype correlation. Early diagnosis has a great importance in terms of followup of patients for malignancies that may develop in the future.

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OZ, O. (2020). A novel mutation in neurofibromatosis type 1 with optic glioma. Oncologie, 22(3), 155-160. https://doi.org/10.32604/oncologie.2020.014087
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OZ O. A novel mutation in neurofibromatosis type 1 with optic glioma. Oncologie . 2020;22(3):155-160 https://doi.org/10.32604/oncologie.2020.014087
IEEE Style
O. OZ, "A Novel Mutation in Neurofibromatosis Type 1 with Optic Glioma," Oncologie , vol. 22, no. 3, pp. 155-160. 2020. https://doi.org/10.32604/oncologie.2020.014087



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