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CASE REPORT
Year : 2019  |  Volume : 22  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 153-156

Lumbar plexiform neurofibroma, short stature, and kyphoscoliosis in neurofibromatosis-1: A Rare entity


Department of Medicine, Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University, Awka; Department of Medicine, Imo State University, Orlu, Nigeria

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Dr. Ernest Ndukaife Anyabolu
Department of Medicine, Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University, Awka
Nigeria
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DOI: 10.4103/smj.smj_24_18

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The incidence of neurofibromatosis (NF), comprising NF-1 and NF-2, seems to be rising in Nigeria. The features of NF-1 have not been completely identified in the country. This case report documents a rare massive lumbar plexiform neurofibroma in NF-1, associated with short stature and kyphoscoliosis. The patient was a 38-year-old man who presented on account of a lumbar swelling for 2 months. He has multiple café-au-lait hyperpigmented lesions, multiple neurofibromas, a massive plexiform neurofibroma in the left lumbar area, a short stature, and kyphoscoliosis. His nephew has a similar skin lesion but has no plexiform neurofibroma. Computed tomography scan showed a massive neurofibroma in the lumbar region without evidence of malignant transformation. Concomitant occurrence of a massive plexiform neurofibroma, short stature, and skeletal abnormalities in NF-1, though rare, was presented. The patient had a massive lumbar plexiform neurofibroma, short stature, and kyphoscoliosis in NF-1.


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