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 CASE REPORT
Year : 2007  |  Volume : 25  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 30-35

Facial plexiform neurofibroma in a child with neurofibromatosis type I: A case report


1 Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, J.S.S. Dental College and Hospital, S.S. Nagar, Mysore - 15, India
2 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, J.S.S. Dental College and Hospital, S.S. Nagar, Mysore - 15, India

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K Patil
Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, J.S.S. Dental College and Hospital, S.S. Nagar, Mysore - 15
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DOI: 10.4103/0970-4388.31987

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Plexiform neurofibroma is a non-circumscribed, thick, and irregular benign tumor of the peripheral nerve sheath. It is a virtually pathognomonic and often disabling feature of neurofibromatosis type I. The diffuse and soft nature of plexiform neurofibroma is often compared to 'a bag of worms' and is difficult to distinguish from a vascular malformation or a lymphangioma, thus necessitating thorough clinical and histopathological examination and imaging of the lesion. We present a case of plexiform neurofibroma in a 12-year-old male child.






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