Pediatric plexiform neurofibromas: impact on morbidity and mortality in neurofibromatosis type 1.

@article{Prada2012PediatricPN,
  title={Pediatric plexiform neurofibromas: impact on morbidity and mortality in neurofibromatosis type 1.},
  author={Carlos E Prada and Fatima A Rangwala and Lisa J Martin and Anne M Lovell and Howard M. Saal and Elizabeth K. Schorry and Robert J Hopkin},
  journal={The Journal of pediatrics},
  year={2012},
  volume={160 3},
  pages={461-7}
}
OBJECTIVE To characterize morbidity, mortality, and surgical outcomes in pediatric patients with symptomatic plexiform neurofibromas (PNFs). STUDY DESIGN We conducted retrospective analysis of data from clinical records of surgical history and other neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1)-related complications in children with PNFs seen at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center between 1997 and 2007. RESULTS A total of 154 children with NF1 and PNFs were identified. Children with symptomatic… CONTINUE READING

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