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Neurofibroma: Introduction

Neurofibroma: A benign tumor that originates from nerve cells. The tumors usually arise from nerves in the skin or just under the skin. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Neurofibroma is available below.

Symptoms of Neurofibroma

  • Painless, slow-growing mass
  • Skin lump
  • Electric shock-like sensation when touching affected area
  • Surgery, regular monitoring
  • more symptoms...»

Home Diagnostic Testing

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Wrongly Diagnosed with Neurofibroma?

Neurofibroma: Related Patient Stories

Causes of Neurofibroma

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Disease Topics Related To Neurofibroma

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Less Common Symptoms of Neurofibroma

Neurofibroma: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and Neurofibroma

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Mild traumatic brain injury often remains undiagnosed: Although the symptoms of severe brain injury are hard to miss, it is less clear for milder injuries, or even those causing a mild more »

MTBI misdiagnosed as balance problem: When a person has symptoms such as vertigo or dizziness, a diagnosis of brain injury may go overlooked. This more »

Brain pressure condition often misdiagnosed as dementia: A condition that results from an excessive pressure of CSF within the brain is often misdiagnosed. more »

Post-concussive brain injury often misdiagnosed: A study found that soldiers who had suffered a concussive injury in battle often were misdiagnosed on their return. more »

Children with migraine often misdiagnosed: A migraine often fails to be correctly diagnosed in pediatric patients. These patients are not the typical migraine sufferers, but migraines can also occur in children. See misdiagnosis more »

Vitamin B12 deficiency under-diagnosed: The condition of Vitamin B12 deficiency is a possible misdiagnosis of various conditions, such as multiple sclerosis (see symptoms of multiple sclerosis). See more »

Neurofibroma: Research Doctors & Specialists

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Hospitals & Clinics: Neurofibroma

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Neurofibroma: Rare Types

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Neurofibroma: Animations

Research about Neurofibroma

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Clinical Trials for Neurofibroma

The US based website lists information on both federally and privately supported clinical trials using human volunteers.

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Statistics for Neurofibroma

Neurofibroma: Broader Related Topics

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Definitions of Neurofibroma:

Tumor of the fibrous covering of a peripheral nerve - (Source - WordNet 2.1)

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.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)


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