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

[Neurofibroma of the forearm: report of a case].
 

Author(s): Hda Fahim, Khadija Hasnaoui

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Last Updated: 31 Oct 2014

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Nilotinib is more potent than imatinib for treating plexiform neurofibroma in vitro and in vivo.
 

Author(s): Jiang Wei, Marcus Freytag, Yvonne Schober, Wolfgang A Nockher, Victor F Mautner, Reinhard E Friedrich, Paul W Manley, Lan Kluwe, Andreas Kurtz

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Plexiform neurofibromas (PNFs) are benign nerve sheath tumors mostly associated with neurofibromatosis type 1. They often extend through multiple layers of tissue and therefore cannot be treated satisfactorily by surgery. Nilotinib is a tyrosine kinase inhibitor used to treat leukemia, ...

Last Updated: 24 Oct 2014

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A rare case of neurofibroma with lipomatous differentiation and floret like giant cells-cytologically disguising as pleomorphic lipoma.
 

Author(s): Sinai Khandeparkar Siddhi Gaurish, Neha Chandrakumar Bhatt, Avinash Joshi

Journal: Indian J Pathol Microbiol. ;57(2):342-4.

 

Last Updated: 19 Jun 2014

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The terms "Neurofibroma" returned 17 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

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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Neurofibroma of the bile duct: a rare cause of obstructive jaundice.
 

Author(s): A De Rosa, D Gomez, A M Zaitoun, I C Cameron

Journal: Ann R Coll Surg Engl. 2013 Mar;95(2):e38-40.

 

Neurofibromas of the common bile duct are extremely rare. The lack of specific clinical or radiological features makes preoperative diagnosis in the absence of histology difficult. We report the case of a female patient who presented with obstructive jaundice and evidence of a common ...

Last Updated: 14 Mar 2013

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Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

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Cabozantinib for Plexiform Neurofibromas (PN) in Subjects With NF1 (16 Years +)
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: NF1; Neurofibromatosis; Plexiform Neurofibromas

 

Last Updated: 6 Mar 2015

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Last Updated: 11 Jul 2011

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Study of PEG-Intron for Plexiform Neurofibromas
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Plexiform Neurofibroma

 

Last Updated: 8 Aug 2012

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