Neurofibroma

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neurofibroma

[¦nu̇r·ō·fī′brō·mə]
(medicine)
A tumor characterized by the diffuse proliferation of peripheral nerve elements. Also known as endoneural fibroma; myxofibroma of nerve sheath; neurofibromyxoma; perineural fibroblastoma; perineural fibroma.

Neurofibroma

 

a benign tumor that originates in membranes of peripheral nerves and is localized in any part of the body along the path of a nerve trunk. Neurofibromas most often affect the sciatic and intercostal nerves. The multiple occurrence of neurofibromas is called neurofibromatosis.

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A pesar que los schwanomas y neurofibromas son originados de la vaina neural, cada uno tiene caracteristicas histologicas que favorecen la diferenciacion entre esas dos tumoraciones que pueden ocurrir en diferentes condiciones clinicas.
2006) of the European Ramazzini Foundation of Oncology and Environmental Sciences (ERF) reported that aspartame was associated with an increase in lymphomas and leukemias, transitional cell carcinomas of the renal pelvis and urether, malignant schwanomas of peripheral nerves, and hyperplasia of the olfactory epithelium.
Debe tenerse claro que este hecho puede presentarse en patologias con sustrato genetico, tal como el sindrome de von Hippel Lindau y las neurofibromatosis, donde existen mas de una localizacion de los tumores a nivel del sistema nervioso central; en su mayoria de una misma estirpe, y donde es frecuente encontrar ademas de meningiomas, ependimomas, schwanomas y neurofibromas, entre otros (4,5,6).
Dentro de las compresiones tumorales, las causas mas frecuentes son los schwanomas, neurofibromas y quistes intraneurales (14,15).