Eur J Plast Surg (2007) 30:149–150 DOI 10.1007/s00238-007-0156-4 LETTER TO THE EDITOR Improvement of respiratory functions after excision of giant neurofibroma of the chest wall Selma Sönmez Ergün & Berrin Sanisoğlu Received: 20 March 2007 /Accepted: 20 July 2007 / Published online: 21 September 2007 Springer-Verlag 2007 Introduction overgrowth of both the skin and the associated soft tissue and will cause disturbing deformities [1–3]. Neurofibromatosis type I (NF-1) or Von Recklinghausen’s A 51-year-old male patient was admitted to our clinic disease is a hereditary neurocutaneous systemic disease with slowly growing, mobile, pendulous soft tissue mass characterized by cafe au lait spots, generalized cutaneous extending from right pectoral region to the spine (Fig. 1). neurofibromas, skeletal deformities, central nervous system Restriction of shoulder movements, respiratory compro- tumors and disorders, somatic and endocrine abnormalities mise, intertrigo, and the disturbing appearance of the chest [1, 2]. wall were main complaints of the patient. The pendulous Neurofibromas are the most common benign tumor of mass hung down to the waist measuring 50×70 cm causes NF-1. As they arise from perineural elements, neuro- the chest wall deformity. fibromas may occur in any part of the body. Common sites Diffuse cafe au lait spots in
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