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CASE REPORT
Year : 2020  |  Volume : 38  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 110-112

An unusual localization of neurofibromas in a patient with neurofibromatosis type-1: The great auricular nerve


1 Department of Dermatology, Sultan Abdulhamid Han Training and Research Hospital, University of Health Sciences, Istanbul, Turkey
2 Department of Pathology, Sultan Abdulhamid Han Training and Research Hospital, University of Health Sciences, Istanbul, Turkey

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Tugba Falay Gur
Department of Dermatology, Sultan Abdulhamid Han Training and Research Hospital, University of Health Sciences, Uskudar, Istanbul
Turkey
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/ds.ds_40_19

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Neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF-1) is an autosomal dominant disorder characterized by café au lait macules, axillary freckling, neurofibromas, Lisch nodules, skeletal abnormalities, and a tendency to develop neoplasms. Neurofibromas are benign peripheral nerve sheath tumors that occur commonly in individuals with NF-1. Neurofibromas originating from the vagus nerve and spinal nerves are rarely reported in the literature. Here, we report an interesting case of NF-1 with a striking cutaneous presentation and bilateral localization in the great auricular nerve with bilateral vagal and multiple spinal neurofibromas. This is the first report of an NF-1 case with bilateral symmetric localization in the great auricular nerve.


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