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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.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

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
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

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.
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neu·ro·fi·bro·ma

(nūr'ō-fī-brō'mă)
A benign, encapsulated tumor resulting from proliferation of Schwann cells.
Synonym(s): fibroneuroma.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

Neurofibroma

A soft tumor usually located on a nerve.
Mentioned in: Neurofibromatosis
Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

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.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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Pigmented neurofibroma: report of two cases and literature review.
Traditional optical (a) and confocal laser scanning (b) analyses showing well differentiated Schwann cells in a multinodular plexiform neurofibroma and their intense fluorescence.
We identified twenty-three studies/case reports on neurofibroma involving the region of PH.
Al Beteddini, "Solitary intestinal neurofibroma with no associated systemic syndromes causing intussusception: case report and literature review," International Journal of Surgery Case Reports, vol.
The histologic features of diffuse neurofibroma involving the parotid region are similar to those seen in diffuse neurofibromas of the skin or other sites.
Neurofibroma Bundles of wavy Positive: spindle cells, Neurofilament, S100 elongated nuclei and narrow cytoplasmic processes.
[5] Also plexiform neurofibromas are highly vascular with abnormal friable blood vessels, carrying a significant risk for bleeding during surgery.
(3) While patients with segmental NF may exhibit some of these same findings, the distribution of neurofibromas is often limited to one dermatome.
Neurofibroma is also a benign nerve sheath tumor of heterogeneous origin (schwann cells and perineural fibroblasts).9 Unlike Shwannoma, these tumors are poorly circumscribed with potential for local invasion.
Intra-articular neurofibroma: an unusual source of anterior knee pain.
To that end, standard and broadly accepted definitions of what constitutes benign cellular neurofibroma, DNL, ANF, low-grade MPNST, and high-grade MPNST need to be established.