Intratumoral fat in neurofibroma

Sung Ku Ahn, Hyung Jin Ahn, Tae Hyun Kim, Sang Min Hwang, Eung Ho Choi, Seung Hun Lee

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Abstract

Three cases of a solitary neurofibroma showing focal fatty changes are reported. Fatty changes in a neurofibroma are rarely observed and have not been reported, and also, the pathogenesis of neurofibroma has not been clarified. We postulate that the fatty changes in a neurofibroma may be the result of so-called senescent change or chronic injury. The origin of adipose cells may be attributable to fatty infiltration from abutting tissues or to a metaplasia of tumor cells or resident fibroblasts.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)326-329
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican Journal of Dermatopathology
Volume24
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2002 Jan 1

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Dermatology

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    Ahn, S. K., Ahn, H. J., Kim, T. H., Hwang, S. M., Choi, E. H., & Lee, S. H. (2002). Intratumoral fat in neurofibroma. American Journal of Dermatopathology, 24(4), 326-329. https://doi.org/10.1097/00000372-200208000-00008