Eyelid other tumors
Neurofibroma of eyelid

Topic Completed: 1 February 2014

Minor changes: 29 March 2019

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PubMed Search: Neurofibroma [title] eyelid

Nat Pernick, M.D.
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Cite this page: Pernick N. Eyelid: neurofibroma of eyelid. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/eyeeyelidneurofibroma.html. Accessed June 1st, 2020.
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
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