Chirurgia plastica

, Volume 8, Issue 3, pp 147–149 | Cite as

Neurofibroma of the leg presenting as chronic lymphedema

  • E. Dvir
  • Katherine Kaufmann-Friedmann


A case of long standing Elephantiasis neuromatosa simulating chronic lymphedema is presented. The look of the patient for cosmetic repair and the macroscopical appearance during the operation led to the right diagnosis.

Key words

Neurofibroma Elephantiasis neuromatosa Malignant degeneration Peripheral nerves 


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© Springer-Verlag 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • E. Dvir
    • 1
  • Katherine Kaufmann-Friedmann
    • 1
  1. 1.Plastic Surgery UnitHaifa City Medical Center, Faculty of Medicine, TechnionHaifaIsrael

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