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Dumbbell-Shaped Neurofibroma Over the External Ear.

Shirol SS, Kodaganur S, Dani AA, Bhagwat PV - J Cutan Aesthet Surg (2015 Jul-Sep)

Bottom Line: Dumbbell-shaped swellings in neurofibroma have been commonly described in the spine, thorax, cranial cavity, and pelvis; however, dumbbell-shaped swellings in the peripheries are rare.Here, we report a dumbbell-shaped neurofibroma over the pinna in an 18-year-old female patient, its successful surgical management, and its association with Hashimoto thyroiditis.To the best of our knowledge, this is the first ever case to be reported of a dumbbell-shaped neurofibroma over the external ear and only the fourth case of neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) to be associated with Hashimoto thyroiditis.

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Affiliation: Department of Plastic Surgery, Karnataka Institute of Medical Sciences (KIMS), Hubli, Karnataka, India.

ABSTRACT
Dumbbell-shaped swellings in neurofibroma have been commonly described in the spine, thorax, cranial cavity, and pelvis; however, dumbbell-shaped swellings in the peripheries are rare. Here, we report a dumbbell-shaped neurofibroma over the pinna in an 18-year-old female patient, its successful surgical management, and its association with Hashimoto thyroiditis. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first ever case to be reported of a dumbbell-shaped neurofibroma over the external ear and only the fourth case of neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) to be associated with Hashimoto thyroiditis.

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Figure 3: Intraoperative photograph showing the tumor being excised and the forceps pointing toward the transcartilaginous extension

Mentions: The patient was operated under general anesthesia. A curvilinear incision of 3 cm was taken over the swelling in the retroauricular region. The swelling was identified and dissected from the surrounding tissue. There was no identifiable capsule and on further dissection, there was a transcartilaginous extension of the swelling into the external auditory canal [Figure 3]. Posterior component of the swelling was excised. Swelling over the cymba was approached through an anterior incision.


Dumbbell-Shaped Neurofibroma Over the External Ear.

Shirol SS, Kodaganur S, Dani AA, Bhagwat PV - J Cutan Aesthet Surg (2015 Jul-Sep)

Intraoperative photograph showing the tumor being excised and the forceps pointing toward the transcartilaginous extension
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Figure 3: Intraoperative photograph showing the tumor being excised and the forceps pointing toward the transcartilaginous extension
Mentions: The patient was operated under general anesthesia. A curvilinear incision of 3 cm was taken over the swelling in the retroauricular region. The swelling was identified and dissected from the surrounding tissue. There was no identifiable capsule and on further dissection, there was a transcartilaginous extension of the swelling into the external auditory canal [Figure 3]. Posterior component of the swelling was excised. Swelling over the cymba was approached through an anterior incision.

Bottom Line: Dumbbell-shaped swellings in neurofibroma have been commonly described in the spine, thorax, cranial cavity, and pelvis; however, dumbbell-shaped swellings in the peripheries are rare.Here, we report a dumbbell-shaped neurofibroma over the pinna in an 18-year-old female patient, its successful surgical management, and its association with Hashimoto thyroiditis.To the best of our knowledge, this is the first ever case to be reported of a dumbbell-shaped neurofibroma over the external ear and only the fourth case of neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) to be associated with Hashimoto thyroiditis.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Plastic Surgery, Karnataka Institute of Medical Sciences (KIMS), Hubli, Karnataka, India.

ABSTRACT
Dumbbell-shaped swellings in neurofibroma have been commonly described in the spine, thorax, cranial cavity, and pelvis; however, dumbbell-shaped swellings in the peripheries are rare. Here, we report a dumbbell-shaped neurofibroma over the pinna in an 18-year-old female patient, its successful surgical management, and its association with Hashimoto thyroiditis. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first ever case to be reported of a dumbbell-shaped neurofibroma over the external ear and only the fourth case of neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) to be associated with Hashimoto thyroiditis.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus