Neurofibroma

Laryngeal plexiform neurofibroma in a child

June 11, 2013     Fikret Kasapoglu, MD; Talip Ozdemircan, MD; and Levent Erisen, MD
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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 extremely rare and is usually manifested by obstructive airway symptoms. We encountered a 5-year-old child presenting with stridor and dyspnea, who had a diagnosis of laryngeal plexiform neurofibroma. The purpose of our report is the consideration of laryngeal NF in the differential diagnosis of dyspnea in infants and children.

Intraparotid neurofibromatosis presenting with multiple nodules

June 11, 2013     Ryan F. Osborne, MD, FACS; Jason S. Hamilton, MD, FACS; and Reena Gupta, MD, FACS
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Often asymptomatic initially, neurofibromas may cause pain, weakness, and numbness as they grow as a result of compression of the underlying nerve fascicles.

Intraparotid neurofibromatosis

June 4, 2012     Ryan F. Osborne, MD, FACS; Jason S. Hamilton, MD, FACS; Reena Gupta, MD, FACS
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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
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Bilateral solitary maxillary sinus neurofibroma

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

April 30, 2009     Thabet Abbarah, MD, FACS and M. Aiman Abbarah, MD
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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)
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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 schwannoma have been reported, to the best of our knowledge this is only the second case of a solitary neurofibroma of the palatine tonsil to be reported in the English-language literature.

Neurofibroma of the pinna

January 1, 2007     Azhar M. Shaida, MA, FRCS; Matthew W. Yung, PhD, FRCS
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