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Grant A. Fairbanks, MD

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Dermal Neurofibroma

Dermal neurofibromas (sometimes referred to as cutaneous neurofibromas) originate in nerves in the skin. Three kinds are distinguished:

Age of Onset

Dermal neurofibroma typically arise in the teenage years and are often associated with the onset of puberty. They continue to increase in number and size throughout adulthood, although there are limits to how big they get.

Medical Complications

Dermal neurofibromas can lead to stinging, itching, pain and disfiguration.