"Neurofibroma" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
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A moderately firm, benign, encapsulated tumor resulting from proliferation of SCHWANN CELLS and FIBROBLASTS that includes portions of nerve fibers. The tumors usually develop along peripheral or cranial nerves and are a central feature of NEUROFIBROMATOSIS 1, where they may occur intracranially or involve spinal roots. Pathologic features include fusiform enlargement of the involved nerve. Microscopic examination reveals a disorganized and loose cellular pattern with elongated nuclei intermixed with fibrous strands. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p1016)
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Below are the most recent publications written about "Neurofibroma" by people in Profiles.
Beyond schwannomas and neurofibromas: a radiological and histopathological review of lesser-known benign lesions that arise in association with peripheral nerves. Skeletal Radiol. 2023 Apr; 52(4):649-669.
Soft-Tissue Tumors of the Hand-Imaging Features. Can Assoc Radiol J. 2020 May; 71(2):161-173.
Tumors of the cervical sympathetic chain--diagnosis and management. Head Neck. 2013 Jul; 35(7):930-3.
Spinal cord metastasis of a non-neurofibromatosis type-1 malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumor: an unusual manifestation of a rare tumor. J Neurooncol. 2005 Sep; 74(2):183-5.
Spinal anesthesia for magnetic resonance imaging examination. Anesthesiology. 2003 Sep; 99(3):764.
Orbitofacial masses in children: an endoscopic approach. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2002 Apr; 128(4):409-13.
Combined laminectomy and thoracoscopic resection of a dumbbell neurofibroma: technical case report. Neurosurgery. 1999 Nov; 45(5):1263-5; discussion 1265-6.
Bulky naevocytoma of the perineum: a singular variant of congenital giant pigmented naevus. Virchows Arch A Pathol Anat Histopathol. 1992; 420(1):87-93.
Tumors of the small intestine with little or no malignant predisposition: a review of the literature and report of 56 cases. Gastrointest Radiol. 1987; 12(3):231-9.
Magnetic resonance imaging of the spine. Radiol Clin North Am. 1986 Jun; 24(2):229-45.