Plexiform Neurofibroma of Nasal Tip

Abstract

Neurogenic tumor is the name given to any tumor that arises from the nerve tissue or its coverings. Neurogenic tumors of Sino-nasal cavity are a very rare entity. The most common types are Schwannomas and Neurofibromas and the plexiform subtype is one form of these neuroendocrine tumors. We report the case series of two such cases of a plexiform neurofibroma of the nasal tip, which were excised via an open rhinoplasty approach.

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Nataraj, R. , Jagade, M. , Parelkar, K. , Hanawte, R. , Singhal, A. , Rengaraja, D. , Kulsange, K. , Rao, K. and Gupta, P. (2015) Plexiform Neurofibroma of Nasal Tip. International Journal of Otolaryngology and Head & Neck Surgery, 4, 423-428. doi: 10.4236/ijohns.2015.46068.

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