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Neurofibroma

Introduction: Neurofibroma

Description of Neurofibroma

Neurofibroma (medical condition): A benign tumor that originates from nerve cells. The tumors...more »

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Neurofibroma: tumor of the fibrous covering of a peripheral nerve.
Source: WordNet 2.1

Neurofibroma: moderately firm, benign, encapsulated tumor resulting from proliferation of Schwann cells and fibroblasts that includes portions of nerve fibers; 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.
Source: CRISP

Neurofibroma: 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. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p1016).
Source: MeSH 2007

Neurofibroma: Related Topics

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Neurofibroma: Rare Disease

Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Neurofibroma is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Neurofibroma, or a subtype of Neurofibroma, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
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Neurofibroma as a Disease

Neurofibroma (medical condition): See Neurofibroma (disease information).
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Neurofibroma: Related Diseases

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Neurofibroma: Related Disease Topics

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Broader terms for Neurofibroma

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Hierarchical classifications of Neurofibroma

The following list attempts to classify Neurofibroma into categories where each line is subset of the next.

WordNet 2.1

  • neoplasm,tumor,tumour
  • growth
  • illness,malady,sickness,unwellness
  • health problem,ill health,unhealthiness
  • pathological state
  • condition,status
  • state

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