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Neurofibroma, Plexiform

"Neurofibroma, Plexiform" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

A type of neurofibroma manifesting as a diffuse overgrowth of subcutaneous tissue, usually involving the face, scalp, neck, and chest but occasionally occurring in the abdomen or pelvis. The tumors tend to progress, and may extend along nerve roots to eventually involve the spinal roots and spinal cord. This process is almost always a manifestation of NEUROFIBROMATOSIS 1. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p1016; J Pediatr 1997 Nov;131(5):678-82)


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Neurofibroma, Plexiform" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Neurofibroma, Plexiform" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 25 publications over 15 distinct years, with a maximum of 5 publications in 2017
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