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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Neurofibromas should be considered in the differential diagnosis of laryngeal masses.
8,9) Peripheral nervous system neoplasias include neurofibromas, neurofibrosarcomas, and lymphosarcomas.
Loss of NF1 allele in Schwann cells but not in fibroblasts derived from an NF1-associated neurofibroma.
We present a successfully treated 40-year-old man with symptomatic left-sided solitary isolated soft palatal neurofibroma.
Chemotherapy and radiotherapy are used as adjuvant therapies to the surgery, to reduce the size of the neurofibroma.
Skin tumors --Plexiform neurofibromas (deep nerve tumors) --Malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumors (cancer from a nerve tumor) --Optic gliomas (tumors behind the eye) --Cafe-au-lait macules (birth marks associated with NF1) --Learning disability (learning problems) 8.
Survival of human neurofibroma in immunodeficient mice and initial results of therapy with pirfenidone.
It is not yet known how molecular abnormalities in neurofibroma Schwann cells contribute to tumor formation.
Twenty-two genes were also found to be the genetic causes of such disorders as chronic and acute lymphatic leukemia, cataracts, malignant tumors in bones and familial neurofibroma.
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We present 2 cases of NF-1 that manifested as a retropharyngeal mass--1 as a lateral cervical meningocele in a 60-year-old man and the other as a focal neurofibroma in a 37-year-old man.