Endomyocardial Neurofibromatosis, Rat

  • Peter Bannasch
  • Doris Mayer
Part of the Monographs on Pathology of Laboratory Animals book series (LABORATORY)


With the naked eye no abnormalities are visible in mild cases of the disease. In severe cases, the lesions appear as whitish thickening of the endocardium (Fig. 61) and may even form large tumor masses which bulge into the left ventricle (Boorman et al. 1973). Sometimes endomyocardial neurofibromatosis is combined with hypertrophy of the myocardium.


Schwann Cell Neural Origin Large Tumor Masse Endomyocardial Fibrosis Comp Pathol 
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