Skin nonmelanocytic tumor
Neural tumors
Neurofibroma


Topic Completed: 1 September 2012

Revised: 17 April 2019

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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
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