Neurofibromas of the head and neck

B. H. Griffith, V. L. Lewis, P. McKinney

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Twenty patients with neurofibromas of the head and neck have been observed for periods ranging from ten to 25 years. Seventeen patients had classical von Recklinghausen's disease. Of these, ten showed recurrence or appearance of new lesions after surgical resection, whether it was done during childhood or adulthood. While there is no known means of curing or even arresting neurofibromatosis, it is desirable to remove, as completely as possible, tumors which are deforming or symptomatic. Subsequent operations are often necessary to keep pace with the growth of the tumors. However, surgical resection, incomplete and imperfect as it may be, is extremely useful in improving the apppearance, comfort and quality of life of these unfortunate patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)534-538
Number of pages5
JournalSurgery Gynecology and Obstetrics
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jan 1 1985

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Surgery


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