Giant plexiform neurofibroma of the upper limb

Giant plexiform neurofibroma of the upper limb Eur J Plast Surg (2014) 37:407–408 DOI 10.1007/s00238-014-0949-1 LETTER TO THE EDITOR Valerie Assi-Dje bi dje & Michel Richard-Kadio & Christophe K. Allah & Hippolyte Kossoko & Guy Dietlin Received: 1 January 2014 /Accepted: 12 March 2014 /Published online: 29 March 2014 Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2014 Sir, of varying sizes scattered all over the body, axillary and Plexiform neurofibroma (PNF), which is a pathognomonic of inguinal freckling, and upper left eyelid ptosis associated with neurofibromatosis type I (NF1), is frequently located on the Lisch nodules and kyphoscoliosis. Her father had NF1. trunk, head and neck, and rarely on the limbs [1]. We present a patient with PNF, who was remarkable because of its location, largesize, and associatedbonelesions. A 43-year-old multigravida woman was referred to us with a large tumor of the left upper limb. She had a tumor with two pedicles located on the left upper limb since the age of 9 years. This tumor had been resected 10 years earlier when she was 33 years old (Fig. 1). A diagnosis of PNF was reached on pathologic examination of the resected tumor. Because the patient had financial difficulties, no other explorations were performed. The patient was lost to follow-up European Journal of Plastic Surgery Springer Journals

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