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Disease Neurofibroma, Plexiform

Name Neurofibroma, Plexiform
Synonyms Elephantiasis Neuromatoses | Elephantiasis Neuromatosis | Neurofibromas, Plexiform | Neuroma, Plexiform | Neuromas, Plexiform | Pachydermatocele | Pachydermatoceles | Plexiform Neurofibroma | Plexiform Neurofibromas | Plexiform Neuroma | Plexiform Neuromas | Tumor Royale
Definition A type of neurofibroma manifesting as a diffuse overgrowth of subcutaneous tissue, usually involving the face, scalp, neck, and chest but occasionally occurring in the abdomen or pelvis. The tumors tend to progress, and may extend along nerve roots to eventually involve the spinal roots and spinal cord. This process is almost always a manifestation of NEUROFIBROMATOSIS 1. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p1016; J Pediatr 1997 Nov;131(5):678-82)
Categories Cancer | Nervous system disease
MeSH® ID D018318
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1. DiseasesNeoplasms Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Neoplasms by Histologic Type Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Neoplasms, Nerve Tissue Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Nerve Sheath Neoplasms Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Neurofibroma Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Neurofibroma, Plexiform Has associated chemicals Has associated genes
2. DiseasesNervous System Diseases Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Nervous System Neoplasms Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Peripheral Nervous System Neoplasms Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Nerve Sheath Neoplasms Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Neurofibroma Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Neurofibroma, Plexiform Has associated chemicals Has associated genes
3. DiseasesNervous System Diseases Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Neuromuscular Diseases Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Peripheral Nervous System Diseases Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Peripheral Nervous System Neoplasms Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Nerve Sheath Neoplasms Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Neurofibroma Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Neurofibroma, Plexiform Has associated chemicals Has associated genes

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