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Solitary Neurofibroma of Skin

Last updated Aug. 7, 2017

Approved by: Krish Tangella MD, MBA, FCAP

A Neurofibroma of Skin is a common, benign tumor that appears as a small bump on the skin. It is a nerve tumor (neurofibroma) that arises from the nerves underneath the skin surface, or subcutaneously.


The topic Solitary Neurofibroma of Skin you are seeking is a synonym, or alternative name, or is closely related to the medical condition Neurofibroma of Skin.

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  • A Neurofibroma of Skin is a common, benign tumor that appears as a small bump on the skin. It is a nerve tumor (neurofibroma) that arises from the nerves underneath the skin surface, or subcutaneously
  • The risk factors and cause of development of Neurofibroma of Skin is unknown. In some cases, multiple tumors may indicate the presence of neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF-1), while solitary tumors are not associated with this genetic disorder
  • Neurofibromas of Skin usually occur in young men and women. They do not present any significant signs and symptoms in most cases
  • A treatment of Neurofibroma of Skin may be undertaken, if they are of cosmetic concern to the individual. In such cases, a simple surgical excision is sufficient treatment
  • The prognosis is excellent on removal of the Neurofibroma of Skin, since it is a benign tumor. The prognosis may also depend upon the presence of any associated NF-1 (if present)

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First uploaded: Aug. 7, 2017
Last updated: Aug. 7, 2017