neurofibroma

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neu·ro·fi·bro·ma

 (no͝or′ō-fī-brō′mə, nyo͝or′-)
n. pl. neu·ro·fi·bro·mas or neu·ro·fi·bro·ma·ta (-mə-tə)
A benign tumor of the peripheral nerve sheath, usually nonencapsulated and composed of a mixture of cell types including Schwann cells and fibroblasts.

neurofibroma

(ˌnjʊərəʊˌfaɪˈbrəʊmə)
n
(Medicine) med a benign tumour or growth on the nerve sheath, predominantly arising due to neurofibromatosis

neu•ro•fi•bro•ma

(ˌnʊər oʊ faɪˈbroʊ mə, ˌnyʊər-)

n., pl. -mas, -ma•ta (-mə tə)
a benign neoplasm composed of the fibrous elements of a nerve.
[1890–95]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.neurofibroma - tumor of the fibrous covering of a peripheral nerve
neoplasm, tumor, tumour - an abnormal new mass of tissue that serves no purpose
Translations

neu·ro·fi·bro·ma

n. neurofibroma, tumor del tejido fibroso que cubre un nervio periférico.

neurofibroma

n neurofibroma m
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The term MPNST replaces a number of previously used names including malignant schwannoma, neurofibrosarcoma, and neurogenic sarcoma [2, 3].
Gastric malignant schwannoma presenting with upper gastrointestinal bleeding: a case report.
Malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumours (MPNST), also known as malignant schwannoma, arise from Schwann cells which are derived from the neural crest.
7) Though schwannomas are considered benign neoplasms, rare cases of malignant schwannoma have been reported.
A pathological examination is indispensable for a definitive diagnosis of leiomyosarcoma, but its differentiation from rhabdomyosarcoma, fibrosarcoma, malignant schwannoma, or spindle-cell tumors is difficult using conventional H&E staining alone [9,10].
A rare cause of acute heart failure: malignant schwannoma of the pericardium.
Malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumor (MPNST) was previouslyknown as malignant schwannoma, neurogenic sarcoma, malignant neurilemmoma, and neurofibrosarcoma.
In sarcomatous mesothelioma, the histologic pattern is nonspecific and overlaps with that of many soft tissue tumors, including malignant fibrous histiocytoma, fibrosarcoma, leiomyosarcoma, rhabdomyosarcoma, and malignant schwannoma.
Similarly, amelanotic spindle-cell melanoma is frequently confused with fibrosarcoma or malignant schwannoma, and epithelioid and pleomorphic patterns of melanoma may be mistaken for carcinoma.
Immunohistochemical staining for $100 was performed to characterize malignant schwannoma, whereas chromogranin A staining was used to characterize olfactory neuroblastomas.

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