NEUROFIBROMA

By Gary M. White, MD

Neurofibroma


The neurofibroma is a solitary, benign adnexal tumor composed of neural tissue. Multiple lesions may occur in neurofibromatosis or mosaic neurofibromatosis.

Clinical

A solitary, flesh-colored, soft papulonodule is typical.

Treatment

No treatment is needed. A simple shave or elliptical excision may be done. Often, this lesion is found through biopsy to exclude another condition, e.g. benign nevus. Some lesions are best removed as they cause friction and rubbing.

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