We report a case of an isolated plexiform neurofibroma occurring in a patient with myasthenia gravis. A 48-year-old man presented with asymptomatic skin-colored nodules on the tip of his 4th finger. Microscopically, a plexiform neurofibroma was identified located in the dermis that appeared to originate from small superficial nerves. He had a 20-year history of treated myasthenia gravis; otherwise, his personal and family histories were unremarkable. Given that myasthenia gravis is a disorder of the peripheral nerves, plexiform neurofibromas could be associated with myasthenia gravis. However, the development of an isolated plexiform neurofibroma in a case of myasthenia gravis has not yet been reported. The occurrence of a neurofibromas in a patient with myasthenia gravis suggests a link in the pathogenesis of these two diseases.
Keywords: Isolated, Myasthenia gravis, Plexiform neurofibroma