Noncancerous, Precancerous and Cancerous Tumors

Picture of Neurofibromas

Picture of Neurofibromas.
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Neurofibromas (NFs) are benign, soft, pink, neuromesenchymal tumors that can be solitary or multiple. Solitary tumors are not associated with systemic findings. Multiple NFs are associated with neurofibromatosis types I and II, both neurocutaneous disorders with important systemic manifestations including malignancies. Plexiform NFs are seen in patients with neurofibromatosis type I.

Multiple neurofibromas on the left face.

    Text Source: Color Atlas of Cosmetic Dermatology Marc R. Avram, Sandy Tsao, Zeina Tannous, Mathew M. Avram Copyright 2011 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.

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