Title

Solitary Neurofibroma of The Anal Canal: Report of Two Cases.

Publication/Presentation Date

1-1-2000

Abstract

Neurofibromas are benign nerve sheath tumors commonly found in patients afflicted with neurofibromatosis-1. In the absence of multiple neurofibromas or a diagnosis of neurofibromatosis-1, neurofibromas are referred to as solitary and have been reported to involve the skin, subcutaneous tissue, deep soft tissue, and viscera of almost all areas of the body. A neurofibroma involving the anal canal is a rare entity, with only one report in the literature. We present two cases in which large masses involving the anal canal of elderly females were locally resected and proved to be neurofibromas by histopathology. Although rare, these tumors should be considered in the differential diagnosis of patients presenting with an anal mass, because resection alone is the treatment of choice.

Volume

43

Issue

1

First Page

109

Last Page

112

ISSN

0012-3706

Disciplines

Medicine and Health Sciences | Other Medical Specialties | Surgery

PubMedID

10813133

Department(s)

Department of Surgery, Department of Surgery Residents

Document Type

Article