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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.
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We informed him that the cutaneous and subcutaneous neurofibromas do not require removal unless there is pain, bleeding, disfigurement, or signs of malignant transformation.
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Nonsyndromic solitary neurofibromas in the oral cavity: Case series and literature review.
Neuropathic arthropathy of the knee associated with an intraarticular neurofibroma in a child.
Los neurofibromas en cabeza y cuello son tumores benignos dependientes de los pares craneales o de los nervios perifericos en dicha region.
On the basis of morphologic features and malignant versus benign assessment, tumors can be subdivided into schwannomas, neurofibromas, and malignant PNSTs.
Adham, "Intraosseous neurofibroma and concurrent involvement of the mandible, maxilla and orbit: report of a case," Iranian Journal of Radiology, vol.
The differentiation of schwannoma from neurofibroma is essential, because an apparently solitary neurofibroma may be a manifestation of neurofibromatosis.
The treatment of choice for a laryngeal neurofibroma is complete surgical resection with preservation of laryngopharyngeal function.
We present a case of a 14-year-old patient with a personal history of VR and a surgical history of excision of a right hemicranial plexiform neurofibroma.
Most causes of adult small bowel intussusceptions are benign intestinal lesions like lipoma, leiomyoma, neurofibroma, inflammatory polyps, and meckel diverticulum.
A 32-year-old primiparous female (1G1P) was admitted for intense labor pains to the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology of the Emergency Hospital Pascani, at 37-38 weeks of gestation with asymptomatic cutaneous manifestations of neurofibromatosis on the entire surface of the body: cafe au lait spots, axillary freckling and neurofibromas (Figures 1-3), along with an extensive congenital plexiform neurofibroma on her left breast, extending to the nipple-areolar complex (Figure 4) [7].