from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A usually benign tumor originating in peripheral nerve fibers and composed chiefly of neurilemma cells.

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  • n. A benign tumor composed of Schwann cells

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A tumor of a nerve, caused by circumscribed overgrowth of the fibrous tissue.

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  • n. tumor of the fibrous covering of a peripheral nerve


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  • Tietze 15.21 describes a woman of twenty-seven who exhibited a marked type of plexiform neurofibroma (Fig. 253).

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  • While the research was being conducted in animal models, a critically ill three-year-old patient presented at Riley Hospital for Children with a plexiform neurofibroma that was compressing her airway.


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  • That one, a neurofibroma the size of a basketball, was not malignant, and was surgically removed.

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  • The second case showed presence of rosettes in between areas of typical neurofibroma

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