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Nail bed solitary neurofibroma: A case report and literature review

Mihaela Pertea, Oxana-Mădălina Grosu, Cristina Terinte, Vladimir Poroch, Natalia Velenciuc, Sorinel Lunca
Medicine (Baltimore) 2019, 98 (3): e14111
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RATIONALE: Nail bed solitary neurofibroma is an extremely rare tumor, with only 9 cases recorded in the literature so far.

PATIENT CONCERN: We present the case of a 42-year-old female patient, with a history of a slowly growing tumor in the nail bed of the left index and no clinical features of type I neurofibromatosis.

DIAGNOSIS: Nail bed solitary neurofibroma.

INTERVENTION: The tumor was surgically removed and the pathology examination established the diagnosis of neurofibroma.

OUTCOMES: The postoperative outcome was good, with no recurrence 12 months after surgery.

LESSONS: We present the rarity of this type of tumor localized in the nail bed, taking into consideration the only 9 cases recorded in the literature. Nail bed solitary neurofibroma should be also included in the differential diagnosis of a nail bed tumor.

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