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Ann Dermatol. Feb 2009; 21(1): 46–48.
Published online Feb 28, 2009. doi:  10.5021/ad.2009.21.1.46
PMCID: PMC2883368
A Case of Diffuse Neurofibroma of the Scalp
Kwang-Ho Yoo, M.D., Beom-Joon Kim, M.D., Yong-Kwan Rho, M.D., Jin-Woong Lee, M.D., Yeun-Jin Kim, M.D., Myeung-Nam Kim, M.D.,corresponding author and Kye-Yong Song, M.D.1
Department of Dermatology, College of Medicine, Chung-Ang University, Seoul, Korea.
1Department of Pathology, College of Medicine, Chung-Ang University, Seoul, Korea.
corresponding authorCorresponding author.
Reprint request to: Myeung Nam Kim, M.D., Department of Dermatology, Chung-Ang University Yongsan Hospital, 65-207, Hangang-ro 3 ga, Yongsan-gu, Seoul 140-757, Korea. Tel: 82-2-748-9573, Fax: 82-2-6359-9573, mnkim/at/cau.ac.kr
Received April 18, 2008; Accepted July 24, 2008.
Abstract
A neurofibroma is a benign tumor of the peripheral nerve sheath characterized by proliferation of Schwann cells, perineural cells, and endoneurial fibroblasts. Different types of neurofibromas can be identified, including localized, plexiform, and diffuse types. Neurofibromas can involve any site on the body skin. The diffuse variant is rare and occurs primarily in children and young adults. It involves the skin and subcutaneous tissue in a plaque-like fashion on the head and neck regions. We present a case of a 10-year-old boy who had a diffuse neurofibroma on the scalp.
Keywords: Diffuse neurofibroma, Scalp
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