Archive for the 'Plexiform neurofibroma' Category

24 Apr

Plexiform neurofibroma of the submandibular salivary gland in a child: DISCUSSION

Neurofibromas are benign tumours that consist of Schwann cells, nerve fibres and fibroblasts. The tumours are more commonly seen after puberty and less commonly in children. The plexiform type of neurofibromas are usually large, ‘wormy’ tumour masses that grow along nerves and extend into contagious tissue. You can find best quality treatment now – diabetes […]

22 Apr

Plexiform neurofibroma of the submandibular salivary gland in a child: CASE PRESENTATION Part 2

The patient later underwent surgical excision of the tumour. A 3×4 cm mass was identified and excised from the left submandibular triangle of the neck. Intraoperatively, the lesion had a pale, tan, oval, glandular appearance, with a fleshy, oval, encapsulated mass attached laterally. The hypoglossal and laryngeal nerves were normal. The marginal mandibular nerve was not […]

21 Apr

Plexiform neurofibroma of the submandibular salivary gland in a child: CASE PRESENTATION Part 1

A three-year-old boy with a history of inherited neurofibromatosis type 1 presented with a 3×4 cm left submandibular triangle cervical mass that had grown rapidly over the preceding six to 12 months. A pea-sized mass in the same region had been present since infancy and had been aspirated when the patient was approximately one to one-and-a-half […]

19 Apr

Plexiform neurofibroma of the submandibular salivary gland in a child

Neurofibromatosis type 1 is an autosomal dominant inherited neurocutaneous syndrome with an incidence of one per 3000 births. A mutation on chromosome 17 is responsible for Von Recklinghousen’s disease. The clinical diagnosis is based on the criteria as outlined by the National Institutes of Health consensus conference. Patients present with multiple lesions, including cafe-au-lait spots, […]

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