"Neurofibroma" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
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A moderately firm, benign, encapsulated tumor resulting from proliferation of SCHWANN CELLS and FIBROBLASTS that includes portions of nerve fibers. The tumors usually develop along peripheral or cranial nerves and are a central feature of NEUROFIBROMATOSIS 1, where they may occur intracranially or involve spinal roots. Pathologic features include fusiform enlargement of the involved nerve. Microscopic examination reveals a disorganized and loose cellular pattern with elongated nuclei intermixed with fibrous strands. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p1016)
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Sukumar S, Armstrong B, Bruyntjes JP, Leav I, Bosland MC. Frequent activation of the Ki-ras oncogene at codon 12 in N-methyl-N-nitrosourea-induced rat prostate adenocarcinomas and neurogenic sarcomas. Mol Carcinog. 1991; 4(5):362-8.
Kransdorf MJ, Jelinek JS, Moser RP, Utz JA, Brower AC, Hudson TM, Berrey BH. Soft-tissue masses: diagnosis using MR imaging. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 1989 Sep; 153(3):541-7.