Liposuction in the treatment of plexiform neurofibromas

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Neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1, Recklinghausen’s disease) is characterized by variable cutaneous, neurological, skeletal, and neoplastic manifestations as well as a progressive course. The neurofibromas occur in many areas of the body and organs. Treatment has been with laser, resection, and electrocautery. Recently, liposuction was added in surgical armamentarium for the debulking of superficial plexiform neurofibromas. The authors discuss liposuction technique and possible complications. Experience in the treatment of plexiform neurofibromas with liposuction is limited, based on just a few cases.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationLiposuction
Subtitle of host publicationPrinciples and Practice, Second Edition
PublisherSpringer Berlin Heidelberg
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9783662489031
ISBN (Print)9783662489017
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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