Abstract : Neurofibromatosis is a multi system genetic condition with a wide range of neurological manifestations. It
is clinically characterized by neurofibromas (benign peripheral nerve sheath tumours), skin involvement,
visual complaints along with cardiopulmonary and gastrointestinal complaints. On the basis of affected
gene and chromosome, neurofibromatosis may be divided into Type I (Chr. 17) and Type II (Chr. 22).
Cervical cord compression due to cervical root neurofibromas represents an important clinical problem in
patients with neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF 1), but is rarely reported. 1,2
We report here a rare case, who in addition to classical features of NF-1, had multiple spinal neurofibromas
in cervical as well as lumbar spine leading to quadriparesis.
Keywords: Neurofibromatosis, Neurofibromatosis type 1, Cervical cord compression, Neurofibroma, Recklinghausen’s disease.