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Facial nerve neurofibroma presenting with external auditory canal tumor and facial palsy

December 14, 2015  |  Yao-Ying Tseng, MD; Cheng-Chien Yang, MD; Chen-Chuan Li, MD; Min-Tsan Shu, MD

Facial nerve neurofibromas are benign and rare, and they generally present with facial palsy; however, hearing loss, tinnitus, and vertigo are also observed occasionally.

Laryngeal neurofibroma

October 31, 2015  |  Andreas Anagiotos, MD; Dirk Beutner, MD

Neurofibromas are rarely seen in the larynx. Common symptoms are stridor, hoarseness, dysphagia, dysphonia, and globus sensation.

Plexiform schwannoma of the posterior pharyngeal wall in a patient with neurofibromatosis 2

March 2, 2015  |  Luca Raimondo, MD; Massimiliano Garzaro, MD; Jasenka Mazibrada, MD, PhD; Giancarlo Pecorari, MD; Carlo Giordano, MD

Abstract

We report a case of plexiform schwannoma of the posterior pharyngeal wall that occurred in a 37-year-old man who had been previously diagnosed with neurofibromatosis type 2 (NF2). Plexiform schwannoma has been rarely reported in association with NF2. Moreover, as far as we know...

Retropharyngeal masses in neurofibromatosis type 1: Imaging findings in 2 cases

December 19, 2014  |  Roy Riascos, MD; Jennifer Dodds, MD; Nirav Patel, MD

Neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF-1) affects mesenchymal development via multisystemic manifestations. We present 2 cases of NF-1 that manifested as a retropharyngeal mass-1 as a lateral cervical meningocele in a 60-year-old man and the other as a focal neurofibroma in a 37-year-old man. Contrast-...

Transoral removal of a large parapharyngeal space neurofibroma with the Harmonic Scalpel

July 14, 2014  |  Marcel Marjanovic Kavanagh, MD; Zlatko Sabol, MD, PhD, MSc; Sasa Janjanin, MD, PhD; Drago Prgomet, MD, PhD

Abstract

We report the case of a 19-year-old man with neurofibromatosis type 1 who presented for evaluation of odynophagia, left-sided hemiparesis, multiple café au lait spots all over his body, and numerous subcutaneous and cutaneous neurofibromas. Imaging revealed the presence of two...

Intraparotid neurofibromatosis presenting with multiple nodules

June 12, 2013  |  Ryan F. Osborne, MD, FACS; Jason S. Hamilton, MD, FACS; and Reena Gupta, MD, FACS

Often asymptomatic initially, neurofibromas may cause pain, weakness, and numbness as they grow as a result of compression of the underlying nerve fascicles.

Laryngeal plexiform neurofibroma in a child

June 12, 2013  |  Fikret Kasapoglu, MD; Talip Ozdemircan, MD; and Levent Erisen, MD

Abstract

Neurofibromatosis (NF) is a genetically inherited, autosomal dominant disease, characterized by multiple cafe au lait spots, cutaneous neurofibromas and “Lisch nodules.” Neurofibromatosis can develop from a neural source at any age. However, neurofibroma of the larynx is...

Intraparotid neurofibromatosis

June 4, 2012  |  Ryan F. Osborne, MD, FACS; Jason S. Hamilton, MD, FACS; Reena Gupta, MD, FACS

Neurofibromas, which occur in the peripheral nervous system, frequently begin asymptomatically, but as they grow and compress underlying nerve fascicles, they can cause pain, weakness, and numbness.

Isolated neurofibroma of the tongue presenting as a papilloangiomatous mass

February 1, 2011  |  Mainak Dutta, MBBS and Soumya Ghatak, MS

Bilateral solitary maxillary sinus neurofibroma

January 1, 2010  |  Deb Biswas, MS (ORL), MRCS (Edinburgh), DOHNS (Eng) and Ranjit Mal, FRCS

Abstract

We present a case of simultaneous bilateral neurofibroma of the maxillary sinuses. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first reported case of solitary neurofibromas arising from maxillary antra bilaterally and independently.

Neurofibromatosis type 1 causing conductive hearing loss

May 1, 2009  |  Thabet Abbarah, MD, FACS and M. Aiman Abbarah, MD

Solitary neurofibroma of the palatine tonsil: A case report

December 1, 2007  |  Kumar Madhumita, MS(ENT), Ajit Nambiar, MD(Path), and Parameswaran Prathapan, MS(ENT)

Abstract

We present a rare case of a benign tumor of the tonsil in a 49-year-old woman. The tumor was excised in its entirety, and the patient's postoperative course was uneventful. No evidence of recurrence was detected during follow-up. Although some sporadic cases of tonsillar...

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