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Bilateral Giant Plexiform Neurofibromas In Neurofibromatosis Type 1

Author(s): Thappa D . M | Jeevankumar B | Karthikeyan K

Journal: Indian Journal of Dermatology
ISSN 0019-5154

Volume: 47;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 41;
Date: 2002;
Original page

A single plexiform neurofibroma or two of any type are considered diagnostic of neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF). Plexiform neurofibromas are congenital and pathognomonic for NF-1. It is uncommon for an individual with NF-1 to have more than one plexiform neurofibroma. We, herewith, report a 38 year old man with NF-1, having exceptionally large bilateral plexiform neurofibromas involving both lower limbs.
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