Solitary Anterior Abdominal Wall Neurofibroma in an Infant: Case Report


UĞURALP S. , ŞAMDANCI E. , Sigirci A.

TURKIYE KLINIKLERI TIP BILIMLERI DERGISI, cilt.32, ss.818-821, 2012 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 32 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2012
  • Doi Numarası: 10.5336/medsci.2010-17057
  • Dergi Adı: TURKIYE KLINIKLERI TIP BILIMLERI DERGISI
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.818-821

Özet

Solitary neurofibroma within the abdominal wall is an extremely rare tumor. Neurofibromas often develop between the ages of 20 and 30 years. Approximately 90% of neurofibromas are solitary or localized type. It frequently appears anywhere within the central or peripheral nervous system. Seven months old girl presented with abdominal distention for the last 2 months. On physical examination, she had a 5x6 cm relatively mobile, elastic mass on the right lower abdominal wall. This paper reports a girl presenting with lower abdominal mass identified as neurofibroma by histological examination. To our knowledge, this is the first report of a solitary neurofibroma child case arising from the anterior abdominal wall.