The Isolated Rectal Neurofibroma: A Rare Case ReportParmar ZB*
Department of Radiodiagnosis, Gujarat Cancer and Research Institute, Vejalpur, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
- Corresponding Author:
- Zankhana Bipinbhai Parmar
Department of Radiodiagnosis,
Gujarat Cancer and Research Institute,
Vejalpur, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
E-mail: [email protected]
Received Date: October 04, 2016; Accepted Date: November 07, 2016; Published Date: November 11, 2016
Citation: Parmar ZB (2016) The Isolated Rectal Neurofibroma: A Rare Case Report. OMICS J Radiol 5:238. doi: 10.4172/2167-7964.1000238
Copyright: © 2016 Parmar ZB. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Gastrointestinal involvement is noted in up to 25% of patients with neurofibromatosis. Most neurofibromas of the gastrointestinal tract are noted in the stomach and duodenum, the colon can be involved rarely. Most of these occur as a part of colonic involvement in NF1. Solitary neurofibroma of the colon is extremely rare. We present the case of a 13-year-old female having an isolated rectal neurofibroma without any systemic signs and family history of neurofibromatosis; very few numbers of such cases have been reported. The clinical significance of detecting these cases lies in the need of follow-up of these patients as it can be associated with or it can be the initial presentation of neurofibromatosis and there lies a risk of malignant transformation.