von Recklinghausen disease

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von Reck·ling·hau·sen dis·ease

(von rek'ling-howz-ĕn),
type 1 neurofibromatosis. See: neurofibromatosis.
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von Recklinghausen disease

(1) Neurofibromatosis type 1, see there.
(2) Renal osteodystrophy, see there.
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phakos, Greek, lens Neurocutaneous syndromes A group of inherited conditions–many are AD–that cause disordered growth of ectodermal tissues, with distinctive skin lesions and tumors and/or defects of the nervous system and/or retina
Ataxia-telangiectasia An AR disorder characterized by cerebellar ataxia, oculomotor apraxia, telangiectasias of bulbar conjunctiva, skin of ears, and skin folds–appearing by age 3–and sinopulmonary infections; telangiectasias later extend to the butterfly region of the face; most Pts die in adolescence
Basal cell nevus syndrome See there.
Nevus sebaceous of Jadassohn An occasionally AD clinical condition characterized by a congenital solitary lesion most often present in the scalp which, when large, may be associated with internal derangements eg intracranial masses, seizures, mental retardation, skeletal abnormalities, pigmentary changes, ocular lesions and renal hamartomas; 10% of the skin lesions develop into basal cell carcinoma
Sturge-Weber disease Encephalotrigeminal angiomatosis An occasionally AD condition characterized by congenital capillary hemangiomas of the head & neck, following normal developmental milestones, mental retardation may ensue, caused in part by the sluggish flow of blood through the pial vessels and venous hemangiomas in the leptomeninges and frontoparietal cortex with ipsilateral port-wine nevi, 'tram-track' radiopacities on the skull caused by calcification of the cerebral cortex
Tuberous sclerosis Bourneville-Pringle disease An AD disorder–50% arise de novo Clinical Convulsions, seizures, mental retardation, skin lesions–adenoma sebaceum, sebaceous gland atrophy, angiofibromas, dermal fibrosis with dilated capillaries, shagreen patches, cardiac rhabdomyomas, pulmonary fibrosis, bronchiolar hematomas, bilateral tubular adenomas of kidneys, pancreatic cysts, angiomyolipomas, myxedematous glossitis, spina bifida
von Hippel-Lindau disease An AD condition with retinal hemangioblastoma, ↓ erythropoietin production, cerebellar hemangioblastoma Clinical Ataxia, headache, papilledema, angiomas of the liver, kidney, renal adenomas, papillary cystadenomas of epididymis, pancreatic cysts, adrenal pheochromocytomas;14 develop renal cell cancer
von Recklinghausen disease A relatively common–1/3500 AD condition Clinical Neurofibromas, cafe-au-lait spots of skin, scoliosis, gliosis, glioblastoma multiforme, ependymoma, meningioma and schwannoma, 5-10% sarcomatous degeneration, spina bifida and glaucoma. See Neurofibromatosis.
Note: Neurofibromatosis, tuberous sclerosis, and von Hippel disease constitute the 'classic' phakomatoses
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Friedrich Daniel von, German histologist and pathologist, 1833-1910.
central Recklinghausen disease type II - congenital disorder characterized by café-au-lait spots, intertriginous freckling, iris hamartomas, and multiple skin neurofibromas.
Recklinghausen disease of bone - increased osteoclastic resorption of calcified bone with replacement by fibrous tissue due to primary hyperparathyroidism or other causes of the rapid mobilization of mineral salts. Synonym(s): osteitis fibrosa cystica
Recklinghausen disease type I - Synonym(s): von Recklinghausen disease
Recklinghausen disease type II - Synonym(s): von Recklinghausen disease
Recklinghausen tonometer
Recklinghausen tumor - a small benign tumor of the male epididymis and female genital tract. Synonym(s): adenomatoid tumor
Recklinghausen-Applebaum disease - a condition of hemochromatosis.
von Recklinghausen disease - two distinct major hereditary disorders: type I (neurofibromatosis type II), and central type II (neurofibromatosis type I). Synonym(s): neurofibromatosis
von Recklinghausen neurofibromatosis
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Peripheral nerve sheath tumor (PNST) containing a glandular component, commonly referred to as glandular PNST, represents a rare entity found largely in patients with von Recklinghausen disease. As described in one recent review,[1] most glandular PNSTs are malignant, consisting of a background of spindle cells indistinguishable from that seen in the typical malignant PNST.
Based on these findings, a clinical diagnosis of von Recklinghausen disease was made.
In 1892, Garre[3] described a patient with von Recklinghausen disease and a malignant PNST sciatic nerve.