Skin - Nonmelanocytic tumors
Other tumors of skin

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

Revised: 5 October 2016, last major update September 2012

Copyright: (c) 2001-2016,, Inc.

PubMed search: neurofibroma [title] cutaneous

Cite this page: Neurofibroma. website. Accessed October 17th, 2018.
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

  • Localized or diffuse, intraneural, myxoid, pigmented, plexiform
Positive stains