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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His neurofibroma manifests itself in two ways: "A plexiform, which is on my leg, and dermols which are little wart-like lumps," he says.
"With the stump there's still some of the plexiform neurofibroma there, they couldn't completely remove it but they've done their best not to aggravate the nerve endings which could trigger it to grow.
Pigmented neurofibroma: review of Japanese patients with an analysis of melanogenesis demonstrating coexpression of c-met protooncogene and microphthalmia-associated transcription factor.
Other possible conditions are schwannoma, neurofibroma, granular cell tumor, schwannomatosis, malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumors and malignant granular cell tumors.
* Two or more neurofibromas or one plexiform neurofibroma.
From 2005 to 2010, 20 consecutive patients with fully manifested neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) underwent elective neurofibroma resection at our institution (Departments of Plastic Surgery and of Odontostomatology).
Schwannoma, neurofibroma, and granular cell tumors are their subtypes.
We present a case of low-grade MPNST, arising in a diffuse neurofibroma of the parotid in a patient with no past history of neurofibromatosis type I (NF1).
(1) Six or more pigmentations greater than 5 mm before puberty and greater than 15 mm after puberty (cafe au lait) (2) One plexiform neurofibroma or more than two neurofibromas of any type (3) Axillary or inguinal freckling (4) Optic glioma (5) Two or more "Lisch" nodules (iris hamartoma) (6) Bone lesions (7) Presence of at least one of these clinical findings in first-degree relatives
This is thought to be a reactive process in response to the development of the neurofibroma.