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Acrochordons
Amyloidosis
Atypical mycobacterial infection

benign essential tremor
Basal Cell Carcinoma

chapped lips

chilblains

Dandruff
Diaper Rash

dermatofibroma
Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans

  Erythrasma
  Eosinophilic fasciitis
Erythema multiforme
  Ehler's Danlos syndrome
Elastosis perforans serpiginosa

Fibroadenoma
Filariasis

fordyce's condition

granuloma annulare

grovers disease

Herpes simplex
Histiocytosis

herpes zooster

impetigo

ingrown toe nail

keratoacanthoma
Kaposis Sarcoma
Keloids & hypertrophic scars

lymes disease
Lipodystrophy
lipoma
Leprosy

pityriasis rosea
Pseudoxanthoma elasticum pxe

pityriasis versicolor

  Mastocytoma
Neurofibroma
Melanoma
  Reactive perforating collagenosis

shingles
Sarcoidosis
Sweet's syndrome

 

Neurofibroma

neurofibroma is a benign tumor of neural origin that are most commonly found in skin and subQ tissue or associated with nerve fibers. It occurs as a solitary lesion more commonly than as a multiple lesion or in neurofibromatosis (NF-1 or von Recklinghausen's disease). NF-1 is characterized by neurofibromas, acoustic nerve schwannomas, Lisch nodules and cafe-au-lait spots. Neurofibromas that occur as part of von Recklinghausen's disease are generally larger than solitary lesions and have a 4% chance of malignant transformation

Treatment of Neurofibroma

If left unchecked, a neurofibroma can cause severe nerve damage leading to loss of function to the area stimulated by that nerve. Surgical excision is curative. Patients with NF-1 should perform regular self-exams to detect tumors early. Close follow up of these patients is necessary due to the high rate of malignant transformation. Treatment, if necessary, is surgical excision.