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Neurofibromatosis - Leg - Gross specimen
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Neurofibromatosis - Leg - Gross specimen
  • Case ID: 1225
  • Diagnosis: Neurofibromatosis
  • Category: Soft Tissue Tumors
  • Category Type: Nerve sheath tumor
  • Category Sub Type: Benign
  • Location: Leg
  • Age: 18
  • Sex: M
  • Treatment: Resection
  • Image ID: 5790
  • Image Type: Gross specimen
  • Images relating to this case: 5788 , 5789 , 5790, 5791 .

Pathological specimen from the debridement showing the large plexiform neurofibromata looking like a bunch of dead fish or worms. These elongated, long, fibrotic structures represent the abnormally enlarged nerves in the calf area, including the tibial and peroneal nerves. A similar debulking of the posterior thigh that included removal of the entire sciatic nerve was also carried out.


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