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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Two or more neurofibromas or one plexiform neurofibroma.
Dermatopathologic evaluation of the tissue sample indicated that the lesion was a neurofibroma, and clinical correlation fine-tuned the diagnosis to segmental neurofibromatosis (NF).
cells can be seen in neurofibroma, (31,32) the spindle cells of neurofibroma are S100 protein positive and [CD34.
Key Words: Spindle cell tumor, neural tumor, oral cavity, S100, schwannoma, neurofibroma, traumatic neuroma, MPNST, GCT.
Other lesions include fungal infections, pituitary adenoma, schwannoma, neurofibroma, carotid body paraganglioma, craniopharyngioma, arachnoid cyst, medulloblastoma and medulloepithelioma.
La mayoria de los pacientes con NF-1 cursan con manchas cafe con leche en piel y alteraciones oftalmologicas como nodulos de Lisch en iris, hamartomas retinianos, glaucoma, neurofibroma plexiforme y glioma del nervio optico que puede estar presente en 15-40% de los casos, asociado a trastornos visuales y manifestandose raramente de forma bilateral.
Clinically, NF-1 is characterized by cafe-au-lait spots, freckling, skin neurofibroma, plexiform neurofibroma, bony defects, Lisch nodules, and tumors of the central nervous system.
About 10% of NF1 patients will develop MPNST, which usually evolves from a benign--but often large and disfiguring--tumor called a plexiform neurofibroma.
El neurofibroma corresponde a un tumor dependiente de la cubierta fibrosa del tejido nervioso, a diferencia del Schwannoma, el cual es proliferacion de las celulas de Schwann.
In another report, a neurofibroma was described in an adult green-winged macaw that initially presented with a firm submandibular, subcutaneous nodule.
Out of 4 cases of bronchogenic carcinoma, 3 were small cell variety and one squamous cell variety; 2 cases of neurofibroma and 2 cases of bronchogenic cysts were diagnosed in post-operative specimens by histopathology.
It is imperativeto diagnose it histopathologically, because it is more commonly misdiagnosed clinically with schwannoma and neurofibroma.