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Neurofibroma


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Overview

A neurofibroma is a non-cancerous (benign) tumor that develops from the cells and tissues that cover nerves.[1] Some people who develop neurofibromas have a genetic condition known as neurofibromatosis (NF). There are different types of NF, but type 1 is the most common.
Last updated: 7/20/2015

References

  1. Dictionary of cancer terms. National Cancer Institute Web site. http://www.cancer.gov/publications/dictionaries/cancer-terms?CdrID=45095. Accessed 7/20/2015.
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Basic Information

  • MedlinePlus was designed by the National Library of Medicine to help you research your health questions, and it provides more information about this topic.

In Depth Information

  • The Monarch Initiative brings together data about this condition from humans and other species to help physicians and biomedical researchers. Monarch’s tools are designed to make it easier to compare the signs and symptoms (phenotypes) of different diseases and discover common features. This initiative is a collaboration between several academic institutions across the world and is funded by the National Institutes of Health. Visit the website to explore the biology of this condition.
  • Orphanet is a European reference portal for information on rare diseases and orphan drugs. Access to this database is free of charge.
  • PubMed is a searchable database of medical literature and lists journal articles that discuss Neurofibroma. Click on the link to view a sample search on this topic.
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