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 168 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Plexiform Neurofibroma: A Case Report.
 

Author(s): Georgi Tchernev, Anastasiya Atanasova Chokoeva, James W Patterson, Ilko Bakardzhiev, Uwe Wollina, Claudio Tana

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2016 Feb;95(6):e2663.

 

Plexiform neurofibromas represent an uncommon variant (30%) of neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF-1) in which neurofibromas arise from multiple nerves as bulging and deforming masses involving also connective tissue and skin folds.We report a rare case of a 30-year-old man who presented ...

Last Updated: 13 Feb 2016

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Compression of the peroneal nerve by a neurofibroma originating from collaterals of the peroneal nerve: a case report.
 

Author(s): H Arabi, O Bakzaza, A El Fikri, A Elktaibi, H Saidi, M El Alaoui

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Paralysis of the external popliteal sciatic nerve is a frequent pathological condition that occurs after trauma. However, etiologies other than trauma, such as tumors, are also possible. The sensory collaterals of the external popliteal sciatic nerve have a small territory of innervation ...

Last Updated: 3 Feb 2016

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Solitary Neurofibroma Of The Spermatic Cord: A Case Report.
 

Author(s): José Boto, Sana Boudabbous, Johannes Alexander Lobrinus, Jolanta Gourmaud, Sylvain Terraz

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We report the ultrasound, computerized tomography, positron emission tomography and magnetic resonance imaging findings of a 38-year-old man with a biopsy proven solitary neurofibroma of the spermatic cord. Solitary neurofibromas of the male genital tract are exceedingly rare benign ...

Last Updated: 1 Dec 2015

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The terms "Neurofibroma" returned 18 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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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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Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery for localized neurofibroma of the esophagus: case report and review of the literature.
 

Author(s): Katsunori Nishikawa, Noburo Omura, Masami Yuda, Yujiro Tanaka, Akira Matsumoto, Yuichiro Tanishima, Yoshiro Ishibashi, Katsuhiko Yanaga, Masahiro Ikegami

Journal: Int Surg. ;98(4):461-5.

 

Esophageal submucosal tumors are less common than other gastrointestinal tract tumors. Leiomyoma is the most common benign esophageal SMT, accounting for more than 70% of these tumors. We report on a case of a 56-year-old woman with a 3-cm diameter midthoracic esophageal submucosal ...

Last Updated: 15 Nov 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: 1 Dec 2016

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