elephant man's disease

el·e·phant man's dis·ease

1. Synonym(s): Proteus syndrome
2. colloquial term for neurofibromatosis.
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Principal and Professor of Surgery of MMC, Professor Ghulam Ali Memon spoke on "Plexiform neurofibromatosis," a variant of elephant man's disease and von-Reckling houses disease, a benign neoplastic condition of nerve tissue.
She does volunteer work to help fight neurofibromatosis, a condition similar to Elephant Man's disease, in which tumours grow on big areas of the body.