Cutaneous features predict paraspinal neurofibromas in neurofibromatosis type 1

Rebecca M. Brown, Laura J. Klesse, Lu Q. Le

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Abstract

In neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF-1), malignant transformation of internal plexiform neurofibromas carries a poor prognosis, in part because they are not evident clinically. In this issue, Sbidian et al. describe a novel NF-1Score equation that employs four easily observable traits to predict the presence of paraspinal neurofibromas. This tool can identify at-risk patients during regular screening to help reduce mortality.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2167-2169
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Investigative Dermatology
Volume130
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology
  • Dermatology
  • Cell Biology

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