Neurofibroma

  • Tarik Tihan
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Abstract

Infiltrative and typically benign tumor of peripheral nerves that can occur as a solitary or diffuse mass in the subcutis, soft tissue, or along peripheral nerves. The tumor is believed to consist of a mixture of cell types including schwann cells, perineurial cells, and fibroblasts. Neurofibromas are considered WHO Grade I neoplasms. Some neurofibromas, especially plexiform neurofibromas, often occur in the setting of neurofibromatosis-1 (NF1).

Keywords

Neurofibroma (localized, diffuse, intraneural, plexiform) Neurofibromin NF1 Schwann cell 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tarik Tihan
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  1. 1.Department of PathologyNeuropathology UnitSan FranciscoUSA

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