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Encyclopedia > Neurofibroma
Neurofibroma
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ICD-O: 9540-9550

Neurofibromas are moderately firm, benign, encapsulated, slow-growing tumors of the nervous system arising from the supporting cells (Schwann cells) of peripheral nerves. In neurofibromatosis, neurofibromas are multiple. The following codes are used with International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems. ... The following is a list of codes for International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems. ... The International Classification of Diseases for Oncology (ICD-O) is a domain specific extension of the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems for tumor diseases. ... Benign can refer to any medical condition which, untreated or with symptomatic therapy, will not become life-threatening. ... The nervous system of an animal coordinates the activity of the muscles, monitors the organs, constructs and also stops input from the senses, and initiates actions. ... Schwann cells are a variety of neuroglia that wrap around axons in the peripheral nervous system, forming the myelin sheath. ... The peripheral nervous system or PNS, is part of the nervous system, and consists of the nerves and neurons that reside or extend outside the central nervous system--to serve the limbs and organs, for example. ... Neurofibromatosis is a autosomal dominant genetic disorder. ...


Single neurofibromas often occur in middle and old age and grow at the margins of the peripheral nerves, displacing the nerve's main body.


The vestibulocochlear (acoustic) nerve is the most commonly affected, (see acoustic neuroma). Other cranial nerves and spinal nerves are less commonly involved. The vestibulocochlear nerve is the eighth of twelve cranial nerves and also known as the auditory nerve. ... Acoustic neuroma (or Vestibular Schwannoma) is a benign tumor of the myelin forming cells called Schwann cells of the 8th cranial nerve, known as the acoustic nerve, (or more properly the vestibulocochlear nerve) just after it has left the brainstem, in the pontine angle; also at the point where the... Grays Fig. ... The term spinal nerve generally refers to the mixed spinal nerve, which is formed from the dorsal and ventral roots that come out of the spinal cord. ...


Surgical resection is usually curative, though there is a risk of functional damage due to interference with the nerve. Surgery Surgery is the medical specialty that treats diseases or injuries by operative manual and instrumental treatment. ... Nerves (yellow) Nerves redirects here. ...


The cases of occurrence of "neurofibromas" are however marginally rare affecting one in thousand.


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Neurofibroma - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (136 words)
Neurofibromas are moderately firm, benign, encapsulated, slow-growing tumors of the nervous system arising from the supporting cells (Schwann cells) of peripheral nerves.
Single neurofibromas often occur in middle and old age and grow at the margins of the peripheral nerves, displacing the nerve's main body.
The cases of occurrence of "neurofibromas" are however marginally rare affecting one in thousand.
Bonetumor.org - The Web's Most Comprehensive Bone Tumor Resource (401 words)
Neurofibroma is a benign lesion of unknown origin that may occur in peripheral nerve, soft tissue, skin or bone.
Plexiform neurofibromas are multifocal myxoid lesions that are often described as a "bag of worms".
Plexiform neurofibromas are diagnostic of von Recklinghausen's disease.
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