Dermatologica Sinica

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


Tugba Falay Gur1, Sevim Baysak1, Mehtap Toprak2, Sevil Savas Erdogan1, Cüneyt Kara1, Bilal Dogan1 
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

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.


How to cite this article:
Gur TF, Baysak S, Toprak M, Erdogan SS, Kara C, Dogan B. An unusual localization of neurofibromas in a patient with neurofibromatosis type-1: The great auricular nerve.Dermatol Sin 2020;38:110-112


How to cite this URL:
Gur TF, Baysak S, Toprak M, Erdogan SS, Kara C, Dogan B. An unusual localization of neurofibromas in a patient with neurofibromatosis type-1: The great auricular nerve. Dermatol Sin [serial online] 2020 [cited 2021 Jul 25 ];38:110-112
Available from: https://www.dermsinica.org/article.asp?issn=1027-8117;year=2020;volume=38;issue=2;spage=110;epage=112;aulast=Gur;type=0