An unusual case of neurofibromatosis

  title={An unusual case of neurofibromatosis},
  author={Paul Wylock and Jos{\'e} I. Garc{\'i}a Ceballos},
  journal={European Journal of Plastic Surgery},
Neurofibromatosis (von Recklinghausen’s disease) is a hereditary and autosomal dominant disorder that produces pigmented spots (café au lait spots) and tumors of the skin and of the peripheral, optic and acoustic nerves, and subcutaneous and bony deformities. Giant plexiform neurofibroma can pose a formidable surgical challenge. Excision of these tumors can be complicated due to size, location and hypervascularity. An unusual case of a giant neurofibroma of the back is described.