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A rare case of segmental neurofibromatosis involving the sciatic nerve.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20567746     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Segmental neurofibromatosis (NF-5) is an extremely rare variant of neurofibromatosis involving a single extremity without pathologic features beyond the midline. A case of segmental neurofibromatosis involving the sciatic nerve and its branches is presented with a detailed description of the patient's preoperative findings plus postoperative course through 1-year follow-up. Clinical, histologic, and genetic findings are given along with a brief review of the literature on segmental neurofibromatosis. Last, treatment options and postoperative care recommendations are provided.
Aron Trocchia; Alma Reyes; Jon Wilson; Kimberly Les
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of orthopedics (Belle Mead, N.J.)     Volume:  39     ISSN:  1934-3418     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J. Orthop.     Publication Date:  2010 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-06-22     Completed Date:  2010-09-28     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9502918     Medline TA:  Am J Orthop (Belle Mead NJ)     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  E42-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Orthopaedics, William Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, Michigan 48073, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Disease-Free Survival
Neurofibromatoses / pathology*,  physiopathology,  surgery
Peripheral Nervous System Neoplasms / pathology*,  physiopathology,  surgery
S100 Proteins / metabolism
Schwann Cells / metabolism
Sciatic Nerve / pathology*,  surgery
Reg. No./Substance:
0/S100 Proteins

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