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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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.
Malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumor (MPNST) was previouslyknown as malignant schwannoma, neurogenic sarcoma, malignant neurilemmoma, and neurofibrosarcoma.
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Malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumor (MPNST) is currently the preferred term for the neoplasm also known as malignant schwannoma.
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