Neurofibroma

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Neurofibroma

A neurofibroma is a non-cancerous (benign) tumor that develops from the cells and tissues that cover nerves. Some people who develop neurofibromas have a genetic condition known as neurofibromatosis (NF). There are different types of NF, but type 1 is the most common.
 

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Neurofibroma" returned 170 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

[Solitary Neurofibroma of the Sigmoid Colon Presenting as a Subepithelial Tumor Successfully Removed by Endoscopic Resection].
 

Author(s): Won Jik Lee, Sung Min Park, Byung Wook Kim, Joon Sung Kim, Jeong Seon Ji, Hwang Choi

Journal: Korean J Gastroenterol. 2016 Jul;68(1):45-8.

 

Neurofibromas are benign, slow-growing nerve sheath tumors of the peripheral nervous system, arising from Schwann cells, and classically associated with neurofibromatosis type 1 (Nf1, von Recklinghausen's disease). They occur rarely in the gastro-intestinal tract as isolated neoplasms, ...

Last Updated: 22 Jul 2016

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A case of portal hypertension by presumed as plexiform neurofibroma at the hepatic hilum.
 

Author(s): Kyung Han Lee, Sun Hong Yoo, Gi Tark Noh, Won Suk Heo, Byung Seong Ko, Jung Ah Chio, Hyo Jin Cho, Jin Young Choi, Hee Jun Kim, Won Sohn, Sang Jong Park, Young Min Park

Journal: Clin Mol Hepatol. 2016 Jun;22(2):276-80.

 

Neurofibromas can occur anywhere in the body, but they usually involve the head, neck, pelvis, and extremities. Abdominal visceral involvement is rare, and intrahepatic involvement is even less common. We describe a patient who suffered from plexiform neurofibromatosis with liver ...

Last Updated: 5 Jul 2016

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Isolated plexiform neurofibroma mimicking a vascular lesion.
 

Author(s): Paola Cecilia Stefano, Sebastian Nicolas Apa, Agustina Maria Lanoël, Josefina Sala María, Sergio Sierre, Adrián Martin Pierini

Journal: An Bras Dermatol. 2016 Apr;91(2):240-2.

 

Plexiform neurofibromas are benign tumors originating from peripheral nerve sheaths, generally associated with Neurofibromatosis Type 1 (NF1). They are diffuse, painful and sometimes locally invasive, generating cosmetic problems. This report discusses an adolescent patient who presented ...

Last Updated: 19 May 2016

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The terms "Neurofibroma" returned 20 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Giant vulval neurofibroma: A rare entity with review of literature.
 

Author(s): Lalita Negi, Shailja Puri Wahal, Anchana Gulati, Vijay Kaushal

Journal: J Cancer Res Ther. ;11(4):1045.

 

Last Updated: 17 Feb 2016

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A rare case study of a retropharyngeal neurofibroma and a brief literature review.
 

Author(s): I Atallah, J Gervasoni, E Gay, C A Righini

Journal: Eur Ann Otorhinolaryngol Head Neck Dis. 2016 Feb;133(1):47-50.

 

Space occupying lesions in the retropharyngeal space are rare.

Last Updated: 15 Feb 2016

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Pediatric laryngeal neurofibroma: case report and review of the literature.
 

Author(s): Steven B Chinn, Ryan M Collar, John B McHugh, Norman D Hogikyan, Marc C Thorne

Journal: Int. J. Pediatr. Otorhinolaryngol.. 2014 Jan;78(1):142-7.

 

Presentation of a case of pediatric laryngeal neurofibroma (LNF) and review of the world literature. Comprehensive review of the world literature using Pubmed and Google scholar. Pediatric LNF was identified in 62 cases reported in the world literature. The most common presenting ...

Last Updated: 16 Dec 2013

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Study of Imatinib Mesylate in Neurofibromatosis Type I Patients Aged 2 to 21 With Plexiform Neurofibromas
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Plexiform Neurofibromas

 

Last Updated: 23 Sep 2016

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Photodynamic Therapy for Benign Dermal Neurofibromas
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: NEUROFIBROMATOSIS 1

 

Last Updated: 3 Aug 2016

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Last Updated: 21 Apr 2017

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