Vol. 4, Issue 2 (2018)
Breast mass in a 10-year-old girl with neurofibromatosis type 1: A case report
Author(s): Malak Al Sanea, Nuha Al Saleh, Alhanouf Al Jaser, Maha Arafah
Abstract: Neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) is a common autosomal dominant, multisystem disorder. The characteristic manifestations include, multiple café au lait spots, axillary and inguinal freckling, and multiple cutaneous neurofibromas. More serious complications of NF1 include optic nerve glioma, and malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumors. In this study we report a case of a 10 years old female affected with NF1, presented with breast mass, which was diagnosed as benign neurofibroma on the basis of histopathological findings. Considering no malignancy was detected, surgical intervention was not indicated. Management plan included counseling with regular follow up of the patient.
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