Eyelid other tumors
Neurofibroma of eyelid

Author: Nat Pernick, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 7 May 2018, last major update February 2014

Copyright: (c) 2004-2018, PathologyOutlines.com, Inc.

PubMed Search: Neurofibroma [title] eyelid

Cite this page: Pernick, N. Eyelid: neurofibroma of eyelid. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/eyeeyelidneurofibroma.html. Accessed November 17th, 2018.
Definition / general
  • Sporadic or part of neurofibromatosis type 1
  • May be present at birth but show accelerated growth during childhood
  • Neurofibromatosis (facial features):
    • Often multiple tumors causing marked facial asymmetry
    • Neurofibroma of orbit and glioma of optic nerve
Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Increased mast cells