Axial T2W and FLAIR images demonstrate asymmetric fusiform enlargement
of left optic nerve. This is especially apparent just distal to the optic chiasm.
Axial T2 and FLAIR images also reveal hyperintensities in the cerebellar
hemispheres, both thalami, and in the right lentiform nucleus.
Coronal T1W image (upper left) shows extension back to the chiasm. Coronal and axial
T1 images following contrast administration demonstrate only mild enhancement of the
optic nerve mass. A flow void is preserved in the adjacent carotid artery.
Key words: mri orbit tumor neoplasia phakomatoses neurofibromatosis
NF 1 - vacuolar myelin
& optic nerve glioma