Linear segmental neurofibromatosis in an L5 distribution

Nicole Umanoff, Kate V. Viola, Jena Auerbach, Steven R. Cohen

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Background and Objective: Neurofibromatosis (NF) is a neurocutaneous disorder with seven subtypes;segmental NF-1 is characterized by neurofibromas and or café-au-lait macules in one or more dermatomes, primarily the thorax and abdomen. We present the rare case of a 36-year-old African-American female with isolated, multiple soft nodules in a linear configuration on the plantar and dorsal surfaces of the left foot. Conclusion: This is the first report of isolated segmental NF-1 in a unique linear pattern confined to the L5 dermatome.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)436-437
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of cutaneous medicine and surgery
Issue number6
StatePublished - Nov 1 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Dermatology


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