Skin - Nonmelanocytic tumors
Other tumors of skin
Neurofibroma

Author: Christopher Hale, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 5 October 2016, last major update September 2012

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PubMed search: neurofibroma [title] cutaneous

Cite this page: Neurofibroma. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/skintumornonmelanocyticneurofibroma.html. Accessed December 8th, 2016.
Definition / General
  • 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