What is plexiform neurofibroma?

Also known as: neurofibromatosis.

Plexiform neurofibromas are a rare, benign (non-cancerous) form of tumor that can occur almost anywhere in the body, such as the face, arm, back, chest, legs and elsewhere. They are a symptom of neurofibromatosis; tumors form on nerve tissue. Unlike other tumors that occur with the disease, plexiform neurofibromas tend to be larger and more extensive.


Reviewed by: Aaron J. Berger

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