Definition of Neurofibroma

1. Noun. Tumor of the fibrous covering of a peripheral nerve.

Exact synonyms: Neurilemoma
Generic synonyms: Neoplasm, Tumor, Tumour



Definition of Neurofibroma

1. Noun. (medicine) A benign tumor composed of Schwann cells ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Neurofibroma

1. [n -MATA or -MAS]

Medical Definition of Neurofibroma

1. A neurofibroma is a smooth, polypoid, soft or firm tumour that arises from the Schwann cells and fibroblasts of the neurilemmal sheath. They may grow anywhere in the myelinated nervous system. (27 Sep 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Neurofibroma

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neurofibril
neurofibrillar
neurofibrillar nerve
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neurofibrillary tangle
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neurofibroma (current term)
neurofibromas
neurofibromata
neurofibromatoses
neurofibromatosis
neurofibromatosis 2
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neurofibrosarcoma
neurofibrosarcomas
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neurofilament
neurofilament proteins

Literary usage of Neurofibroma

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Text-book on Minor Surgery by John Colin Vaughan (1922)
"neurofibroma.—Wherever a nerve-trunk is cut across or lacerated the proximal filaments continue to grow, and if unable to reach the distal sheath, ..."

2. Neoplastic Diseases: A Treatise on Tumors by James Ewing (1922)
"neurofibroma of the subcutaneous and deeper nerve trunks. ... Cutaneous neurofibroma. Fibroma Molluscum.—This most frequent tumor of the skin occurs as a ..."

3. Progressive Medicine by Hobart Amory Hare (1905)
"neurofibroma OF THE ACOUSTIC NERVE. This contribution to the surgery of ... The growth of a neurofibroma is slow, and the conductibility of the nerve fibres ..."

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