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Year : 2023  |  Volume : 21  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 68-70

A case of solitary neurofibroma involving the lower limb in a young tribal girl

1 Department of Surgery, ASHWINI, Gudalur Adivasi Hospital, Kothervayal, Nilgiris, Tamil Nadu, India
2 Department of Orthopedics, St. John's Medical College Hospital, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

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Dr. Royson Dsouza
Ashwini - Gudalur Adivasi Hospital, Kothervayal, Nilgiris - 643 212, Tamil Nadu
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DOI: 10.4103/cmi.cmi_83_22

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We describe a 17-year-old girl who presented with a nontraumatic gradually progressive swelling in the right leg for 2 months. Clinically, there was a diffuse swelling involving the lower third of the lateral aspect of the right leg, which was firm and nontender. There were no similar swellings elsewhere. The radiological findings were inconclusive and she underwent an excision biopsy. Histopathology revealed features consistent with a neurofibroma. Solitary neurofibromas of the lower extremity are extremely rare benign lesions, having nonspecific clinical and radiological features. Histopathology is the mainstay of the diagnosis. Wide local resection is mandated as the treatment as these lesions have a propensity for recurrence.

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