[Bilateral segmental neurofibromatosis simulating epidermal nevus].


Neurofibromatosis is a neuroectodermal systemic disease. A rare variant of this condition is bilateral segmental neurofibromatosis. A 29-year-old man presented with bilateral papillomatous plaques in the lumbar dermatomes. Clinically, the lesions were very similar to an epidermal nevus but histologic examination revealed superficial neurofibromas. Family history, ophthalmologic and neurologic investigations were unremarkable. The unusual morphologic presentation of bilateral segmental neurofibromas in this case points to the wide clinical spectrum of the disease and the significance of histologic examination in systematic nevoid lesions.

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@article{Gambichler2000BilateralSN, title={[Bilateral segmental neurofibromatosis simulating epidermal nevus].}, author={Thilo Gambichler and Wolfgang K{\"{u}ster and Marietta Wolter and Sarah Rapp and Peter Josef Altmeyer and Klaus Hoffmann}, journal={Der Hautarzt; Zeitschrift für Dermatologie, Venerologie, und verwandte Gebiete}, year={2000}, volume={51 11}, pages={862-4} }