A rare case of diffuse neurofibroma masquerading as a hemangioma: a radiological perspective

Siddiqui, S and Khan, Z.A. and Wahab, S. and Akhtar, K. and Ansari, F.H. and Lampung, N. (2017) A rare case of diffuse neurofibroma masquerading as a hemangioma: a radiological perspective. Journal of Ultrasound, 20 (4). pp. 343-346. ISSN 19713495

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Abstract

Diffuse neurofibroma is a rarely encountered subtype of neurofibroma but the most common to be misdiagnosed. Its imaging appearance is very similar to that of a vascular malformation, and it is often labelled one until a biopsy proves it to be otherwise. The infrequency of its association with neurofibromatosis makes it a rare and difficult diagnosis. Here, we report the case of a 16-year-old girl who presented with the complaint of a gradually progressive swelling around the right ankle and heel, which was initially diagnosed as a case of a vascular malformation. However, it subsequently turned out to be a diffuse neurofibroma.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Diffuse neurofibroma; Haemangioma; Ultrasound
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Divisions: Faculties > Faculty of Medicine
Depositing User: AMU Library
Date Deposited: 22 Jan 2018 10:43
Last Modified: 22 Jan 2018 10:43
URI: http://ir.amu.ac.in/id/eprint/10896

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