Solitary plexiform neurofibroma, a pitfall in diagnosis of lipoma
- 1Department of General Surgery, Sandwell & West Birmingham Hospitals, Birmingham, UK
- 2Department of Pathology, Sandwell & West Birmingham Hospitals, Birmingham, UK
- Correspondence to G H Chieng,
- Published 21 September 2010
Plexiform neurofibromatosis is almost invariably associated with neurofibromatosis type I. A case of an isolated back plexiform neurofibroma, initially thought to be a lipoma, is presented, with emphasis on the importance of eliciting family history in reaching a diagnosis of neurofibromatosis. Currently, surgical resection is still the treatment of choice though a management plan is not well defined. Patients need appropriate regular follow-up to detect malignancy or early recurrence.
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