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Created 5 October 2007  +
CurationStatus uncurated  +
DefiningCitation Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p1016  +
Definition A moderately firm, benign, encapsulated tu A moderately firm, benign, encapsulated tumor resulting from proliferation of SCHWANN CELLS and FIBROBLASTS that includes portions of nerve fibers. The tumors usually develop along peripheral or cranial nerves and are a central feature of NEUROFIBROMATOSIS 1, where they may occur intracranially or involve spinal roots. Pathologic features include fusiform enlargement of the involved nerve. Microscopic examination reveals a disorganized and loose cellular pattern with elongated nuclei intermixed with fibrous strands (MeSH). ei intermixed with fibrous strands (MeSH).
DefinitionSource MeSH +
Id birnlex_12604  +
Label Neurofibroma  +
Modification dateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 30 May 2009 03:35:22  +
ModifiedDate 30 May 2009  +
SuperCategory Nerve Sheath Neoplasms  +
Categories Nerve Sheath Neoplasms
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