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neurofibroma

 [noor″o-fi-bro´mah]
a tumor of peripheral nerves due to abnormal proliferation of Schwann cells; called also fibroneuroma.

neu·ro·fi·bro·ma

(nū'rō-fī-brō'mă),
A moderately firm, benign, encapsulated tumor resulting from proliferation of Schwann cells in a disorderly pattern that includes portions of nerve fibers; in neurofibromatosis, neurofibromas are multiple.
Synonym(s): fibroneuroma

neurofibroma

/neu·ro·fi·bro·ma/ (-fi-bro´mah) a tumor of peripheral nerves due to abnormal proliferation of Schwann cells.

neurofibroma

(no͝or′ō-fī-brō′mə, nyo͝or′-)
n. pl. neurofibro·mas or neurofibro·mata (-mə-tə)
A benign tumor of the peripheral nerve sheath, usually nonencapsulated and composed of a mixture of cell types including Schwann cells and fibroblasts.

neurofibroma

[noo͡r′ōfībrō′mə] pl. neurofibromas, neurofibromata
Etymology: Gk, neuron + L, fibra, fiber; Gk, oma, tumor
a fibrous tumor of nerve tissue resulting from the abnormal proliferation of Schwann cells. Multiple growths in the peripheral nervous system are often associated with abnormalities in other tissues. See also neurofibromatosis.
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Neurofibroma

neu·ro·fi·bro·ma

(nūr'ō-fī-brō'mă)
A benign, encapsulated tumor resulting from proliferation of Schwann cells.
Synonym(s): fibroneuroma.

Neurofibroma

A soft tumor usually located on a nerve.
Mentioned in: Neurofibromatosis

neu·ro·fi·bro·ma

(nūr'ō-fī-brō'mă)
A moderately firm, benign, encapsulated tumor resulting from proliferation of Schwann cells in a disorderly pattern that includes portions of nerve fibers.

neurofibroma (nyoo´rōfībrō´mə),

n (neurogenic fibroma, perineural fibroblastoma), 1. a benign neoplasm characterized by the various cells of a peripheral nerve (axon cylinders, Schwann cells, fibroblasts).
n 2. a connective tissue tumor of the nerve fiber fasciculi. Formed by the proliferation of the perineurium and endoneurium. See also neurilemoma.
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Neurofibroma.

neurofibroma

a tumor of peripheral nerves due to abnormal proliferation of Schwann cells. In cattle neurofibromas appear as subcutaneous swellings. They seem to be transmitted from a cow to her calf. Called also fibroneuroma, schwannoma.