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- 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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The second operation, carried out in Paris in January 2007, involved a 29-year-old man disfigured by a neurofibroma, a massive tumour growing on his facial nerves.
Among neuromata, multiple neurofibroma is of considerable interest, chiefly for the extent of general involvement.
Tietze 15.21 describes a woman of twenty-seven who exhibited a marked type of plexiform neurofibroma (Fig. 253).
Tietze describes a woman of twenty-seven who exhibited a marked type of plexiform neurofibroma.
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.
The children both have several cafe-au-lait spots, but Taylor also has a large neurofibroma on one eyelid, which she's had surgically debulked four times because it was affecting her vision.
That one, a neurofibroma the size of a basketball, was not malignant, and was surgically removed.
The second case showed presence of rosettes in between areas of typical neurofibroma
Histological examination of case no. 1 revealed a benign tumor of the peripheral nerve sheath, of neurofibroma type with presence of mucus producing glands.
Various histological variants of neurofibroma have been described ..