Neurofibroma

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Neurofibroma

A neurofibroma is a non-cancerous (benign) tumor that develops from the cells and tissues that cover nerves. Some people who develop neurofibromas have a genetic condition known as neurofibromatosis (NF). There are different types of NF, but type 1 is the most common.
 

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Neurofibroma" returned 178 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Isolated neurofibroma of the eyelid mimicking recurrent chalazion.
 

Author(s): H Vijaya Pai, Surabhi Abbagani, J Padma Priya

Journal: Indian J Ophthalmol. 2018 03;66(3):451-453.

 

Neurofibroma is a peripheral nerve sheath tumor which is seen in neurofibromatosis type 1 and is characterized by various ophthalmic manifestations. Solitary neurofibroma of the eyelid is rare. We report a case of a 53-year-old female patient who presented with a painless swelling ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Rare triad of periampullary carcinoid, duodenal gastrointestinal stromal tumor and plexiform neurofibroma at hepatic hilum in neurofibromatosis type 1: a case report.
 

Author(s): Nihed Abdessayed, Rahul Gupta, Sarra Mestiri, Ahlem Bdioui, Mounir Trimech, Moncef Mokni

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Neurofibromatosis type 1 is a relatively common inherited disorder. Patients with neurofibromatosis type 1 are at high risk of developing neurogenic, neuroendocrine and mesenchymal intra-abdominal tumors. Although coexistence of multiple tumors of different types is frequent in neurofibromatosis ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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KIR2DL5 mutation and loss underlies sporadic dermal neurofibroma pathogenesis and growth.
 

Author(s): Corina Anastasaki, Sonika Dahiya, David H Gutmann

Journal: Oncotarget. 2017 Jul;8(29):47574-47585.

 

Dermal neurofibromas (DNFs) are benign peripheral nerve sheath tumors thought to originate from Schwann cell progenitors. These tumors represent one of the hallmarks of the neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) tumor predisposition syndrome, where they can number in the thousands. While ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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The terms "Neurofibroma" returned 20 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Giant vulval neurofibroma: A rare entity with review of literature.
 

Author(s): Lalita Negi, Shailja Puri Wahal, Anchana Gulati, Vijay Kaushal

Journal: J Cancer Res Ther. ;11(4):1045.

 

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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A rare case study of a retropharyngeal neurofibroma and a brief literature review.
 

Author(s): I Atallah, J Gervasoni, E Gay, C A Righini

Journal: Eur Ann Otorhinolaryngol Head Neck Dis. 2016 Feb;133(1):47-50.

 

Space occupying lesions in the retropharyngeal space are rare.

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Pediatric laryngeal neurofibroma: case report and review of the literature.
 

Author(s): Steven B Chinn, Ryan M Collar, John B McHugh, Norman D Hogikyan, Marc C Thorne

Journal: Int. J. Pediatr. Otorhinolaryngol.. 2014 Jan;78(1):142-7.

 

Presentation of a case of pediatric laryngeal neurofibroma (LNF) and review of the world literature. Comprehensive review of the world literature using Pubmed and Google scholar. Pediatric LNF was identified in 62 cases reported in the world literature. The most common presenting ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Phase II Study of Binimetinib in Children and Adults With NF1 Plexiform Neurofibromas
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Neurofibromatosis Type 1; Plexiform Neurofibroma

 

Last Updated: 8 May 2018

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Study of Imatinib Mesylate in Neurofibromatosis Type I Patients Aged 2 to 21 With Plexiform Neurofibromas
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Plexiform Neurofibromas

 

Last Updated: 5 May 2017

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Photodynamic Therapy for Benign Dermal Neurofibromas
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: NEUROFIBROMATOSIS 1

 

Last Updated: 10 Aug 2017

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