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Plexiform neurofibroma of the tongue: a case report of a child.
Turk J Pediatr. 2006 Apr-Jun; 48(2):155-8.TJ

Abstract

A three-year-old girl with a lingual plexiform neurofibroma treated by total excision is presented. Despite their occurrence in the head and neck region, neural sheath tumors are rarely encountered in the oral cavity. It is reported that 4-7% of patients affected by neurofibromatosis display oral manifestations. Neurofibromatosis is characterized by café-au-lait spots and cutaneous neurofibromas. Plexiform neurofibroma is said to be indicative of von Recklinghausen's disease (VRD) even though it may be the only manifestation of the disease. Generally, surgical resection represents the treatment of choice and the diagnosis can only be confirmed after histological examination. Affected patients need regular follow-up to detect malignant degeneration, an early recurrence or appearance of other manifestations of VRD.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Dokuz Eylül University Faculty of Medicine, Izmir, Turkey.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Case Reports
Journal Article
Review

Language

eng

PubMed ID

16848118

Citation

Güneri, Enis Alpin, et al. "Plexiform Neurofibroma of the Tongue: a Case Report of a Child." The Turkish Journal of Pediatrics, vol. 48, no. 2, 2006, pp. 155-8.
Güneri EA, Akoğlu E, Sütay S, et al. Plexiform neurofibroma of the tongue: a case report of a child. Turk J Pediatr. 2006;48(2):155-8.
Güneri, E. A., Akoğlu, E., Sütay, S., Ceryan, K., Sağol, O., & Pabuçcuoğlu, U. (2006). Plexiform neurofibroma of the tongue: a case report of a child. The Turkish Journal of Pediatrics, 48(2), 155-8.
Güneri EA, et al. Plexiform Neurofibroma of the Tongue: a Case Report of a Child. Turk J Pediatr. 2006 Apr-Jun;48(2):155-8. PubMed PMID: 16848118.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Plexiform neurofibroma of the tongue: a case report of a child. AU - Güneri,Enis Alpin, AU - Akoğlu,Ertap, AU - Sütay,Semih, AU - Ceryan,Kerim, AU - Sağol,Ozgül, AU - Pabuçcuoğlu,Uğur, PY - 2006/7/20/pubmed PY - 2006/8/17/medline PY - 2006/7/20/entrez SP - 155 EP - 8 JF - The Turkish journal of pediatrics JO - Turk J Pediatr VL - 48 IS - 2 N2 - A three-year-old girl with a lingual plexiform neurofibroma treated by total excision is presented. Despite their occurrence in the head and neck region, neural sheath tumors are rarely encountered in the oral cavity. It is reported that 4-7% of patients affected by neurofibromatosis display oral manifestations. Neurofibromatosis is characterized by café-au-lait spots and cutaneous neurofibromas. Plexiform neurofibroma is said to be indicative of von Recklinghausen's disease (VRD) even though it may be the only manifestation of the disease. Generally, surgical resection represents the treatment of choice and the diagnosis can only be confirmed after histological examination. Affected patients need regular follow-up to detect malignant degeneration, an early recurrence or appearance of other manifestations of VRD. SN - 0041-4301 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/16848118/Plexiform_neurofibroma_of_the_tongue:_a_case_report_of_a_child_ DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -