Title

Shave removal plus electrodesiccation for the treatment of cutaneous neurofibromas

UMMS Affiliation

Division of Dermatology; Department of Medicine

Publication Date

2014-10-01

Document Type

Letter to the Editor

Disciplines

Cells | Congenital, Hereditary, and Neonatal Diseases and Abnormalities | Dermatology | Neoplasms | Nervous System Diseases | Skin and Connective Tissue Diseases | Therapeutics

Abstract

Cutaneous neurofibromas are a clinical feature of both neurofibromatosis type I and neurofibromatosis type II. Neurofibromas are discrete masses that arise from peripheral nerves and are composed of Schwann cells, mast cells, fibroblasts, and perineural cells. Current treatment of neurofibromas consists primarily of standard surgical excision or laser therapy. A removal technique that is time efficient, cost effective, and poses little discomfort or functional impairment for the patient is desirable. The authors describe the technique of shave removal with electrodesiccation for multiple neurofibromas.

Source

Cutis. 2014 Oct;94(4):E14-5.

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Cutis

Related Resources

Link to Article in PubMed

PubMed ID

25372262

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