Neurofibromatosis (or von Recklinghausen disease) is a hereditary condition
due to mesodermal and neuroectodermal dysplasia, eponymously
named after the researcher who reported it in 1882. The disorder is
transmitted as an autosomal dominant condition, but 50% of cases arise
as spontaneous mutations. The incidence falls within the range 1:2 000
- 1:4 000, and has no gender bias. We present a series of images produced
by different modalities that show lesions and pathologies that are characteristic
of the disease.
Because of the large number of images accompanying this review,
and the cost of including them in the printed version of the journal,
only the text has been published in print while the full review with
all images appears on the open-access SAJR website http://www.
sajr.org.za. Go to the site, click on Current, then on the image of
ths issue’s front cover, and then on the title of this review on the