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Neurofibroma Summary

Description: A moderately firm, benign, encapsulated tumor resulting from proliferation of SCHWANN CELLS and FIBROBLASTS that includes portions of nerve fibers. The tumors usually develop along peripheral or cranial nerves and are a central feature of NEUROFIBROMATOSIS 1, where they may occur intracranially or involve spinal roots. Pathologic features include fusiform enlargement of the involved nerve. Microscopic examination reveals a disorganized and loose cellular pattern with elongated nuclei intermixed with fibrous strands. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p1016)

Also Known As: Neurofibromas

Networked: 703 relevant articles (12 outcomes, 47 trials/studies) for this Disease

Key Drugs and Agents for Neurofibroma

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Drugs and Important Biological Agents (IBA) related to treatments:
  1. Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans : 1 outcome 2 studies in 26 results : IBA
  2. Progesterone : 1 outcome 1 study in 7 results : FDA 11 Generic
  3. Somatostatin Receptors (Somatostatin Receptor) : 1 outcome 1 study in 4 results : IBA
  4. Cosmetics : 1 outcome in 12 results : IBA
  5. tranilast (N 5') : 1 outcome in 8 results : IBA
  6. MART-1 Antigen : 1 outcome in 4 results : IBA
  7. Octreotide (Sandostatin) : 1 outcome in 2 results : FDA 14 Generic
  8. Vitamins : 1 outcome in 1 result : IBA
  9. Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme Inhibitors (ACE Inhibitors) : 1 outcome in 1 result : IBA
  10. 1-phenyl-3,3-dimethyltriazene (PDT) : 1 outcome in 1 result : IBA
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Diseases Related to Neurofibroma

  1. Neoplasms (Cancer)
  2. Nerve Sheath Neoplasms (Nerve Sheath Neoplasm)
  3. Neurilemmoma (Schwannoma)
  4. Neurofibromatosis 1 (Neurofibromatosis Type I)
  5. Melanoma (Melanoma, Malignant)
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Key Therapies for Neurofibroma

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  1. Lasers (Laser) : 1 outcome 1 study in 8 results
  2. Radiotherapy : 1 outcome 1 study in 6 results
  3. Tissue Expansion : 1 outcome in 2 results
  4. Solid-State Lasers : 2 studies in 4 results
  5. Light Coagulation : 1 study in 1 result
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