Disease Information for Plexiform neuroma

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Clinical Manifestations
Signs & Symptoms
Head and Neck Soft Tissue Mass
Skin nodules/Subcutaneous nodules
Subcutaneous/mass
Swollen Limb
Proptosis,unilateral
Disease Progression
Course/Chronic disorder
Course/Chronic only
Demographics & Risk Factors
Population Group
Child
Population/Pediatrics population
Sex & Age Groups
Population/Child
Population/Children/all
Associated Diseases & Rule outs
Associated Disease & Complications
Plexiform neuroma
Disease Mechanism & Classification
Class
CLASS/Neurologic (category)
CLASS/Peripheral nerve disease (ex)
Process
PROCESS/Benign tumor (ex).
PROCESS/Congenital/developmental (category)
PROCESS/Neoplastic (category)
PROCESS/Anomalies/Deformities/Malformations (EX)
Definition

A type of neurofibroma manifesting as a diffuse overgrowth of subcutaneous tissue, usually involving the face, scalp, neck, and chest but occasionally occurring in the abdomen or pelvis. The tumors tend to progress, and may extend along nerve roots to eventually involve the spinal roots and spinal cord. This process is almost always a manifestion of NEUROFIBROMATOSIS 1. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p1016; J Pediatr 1997 Nov;131(5):678-82)

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