Journal of Indian Academy of Oral Medicine and Radiology

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2014  |  Volume : 26  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 241--244

Oral manifestations in neurofibromatosis type I: A case report


Ashwinirani Suragimath1, Shobha Channabasappa Bijjargi2, Abhijeet R Sande1, Veerendra S Patil3 
1 Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, School of Dental Sciences, Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences Deemed University, Karad, Maharashtra, India
2 Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Maharashtra Institute of Dental Science and Research, Latur, Maharashtra, India
3 Department of Conservative and Endodontics, HKE Dental College, Gulbarga, Karnataka, India

Correspondence Address:
Ashwinirani Suragimath
Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, School of Dental Sciences, Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences Deemed University, Karad - 415 110, Maharashtra
India

Neurofibroma is a benign peripheral nerve sheath tumor, which is one of the most frequent tumors of neural origin. The diagnosis of type 1 neurofibromatosis (NF-I) can be made if there is presence of a neurofibroma. Neurofibromatosis type 1 occurs due to an alteration in the long arm of chromosome 17 and is an autosomal dominant inherited disease. There is no family history of the disease in about 50% of the NF-I patients. NF-I is characterized by the presence of skin lesions (café-au-lait spots and neurofibromas), bone malformations, and central nervous system tumors. A series of clinical criteria decide the diagnosis of NF-I. This article reports a case of NF-I in a 61-year-old male patient with classical features.


How to cite this article:
Suragimath A, Bijjargi SC, Sande AR, Patil VS. Oral manifestations in neurofibromatosis type I: A case report .J Indian Acad Oral Med Radiol 2014;26:241-244


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Suragimath A, Bijjargi SC, Sande AR, Patil VS. Oral manifestations in neurofibromatosis type I: A case report . J Indian Acad Oral Med Radiol [serial online] 2014 [cited 2022 Nov 29 ];26:241-244
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