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Year : 2005  |  Volume : 12  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 49-52

Neurofibromatosis with malignant transformation presenting as an emergency in a nigerian child: a case report


Department of Paediatrics, Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Lagos, Nigeria

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C N Okoromah
Department of Paediatrics, Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Lagos
Nigeria
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Neurofibromatosis is a rare disease, and malignant transformation of this otherwise benign tumor is extremely rare in childhood. In this case report, attention is drawn to childhood neurofibromatosis presenting as a life-threatening triad of malignant transformation, visceral metastasis and upper airway obstruction leading to death in a 9-year-old female Nigerian child. This case report is purposed to draw attention to this condition, mostly reported in adults and to review literature on the disease.


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