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Skin - Nonmelanocytic tumors

Other tumors of skin

Neurofibroma


Reviewer: Christopher Hale, M.D. (see Reviewers page)
Revised: 18 September 2012, last major update September 2012
Copyright: (c) 2001-2012, PathologyOutlines.com, Inc.

General
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● Benign mesenchymal tumor with nerve sheath differentiation
● Similar to counterparts elsewhere
● Dermal tumors may cause proliferation of entrapped sweat glands or folliculosebaceous structures
● Diffuse variant involves scalp as a thick plaque

Variants:
● Localized or diffuse, intraneural, myxoid, pigmented, plexiform

Positive stains
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● S100

Negative stains
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● Keratin, smooth muscle actin, desmin, calponin, caldesmon, EMA, p53

End of Skin - Nonmelanocytic tumors > Other tumors of skin > Neurofibroma


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