Author(s): Inaba M, Yamamoto T, Minami R, Ohbayashi C, Hanioka K
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Abstract Two cases of pigmented neurofibroma of the skin are reported. In case 1, the tumor was removed from the back of a 55-year-old man with no associated neurofibromatosis. In case 2, the tumor was removed from the abdominal wall of a 21-year-old woman with neurofibromatosis. Both tumors consisted of benign, short spindle cells and multiple foci of scattered melanin-laden cells. In case 1, the spindle cells were arranged in a storiform pattern, resembling features of dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans. Immunohistochemically, the spindle cells of both cases were demonstrated to be positive for S-100 protein and CD34. The melanin-laden cells stained positively for HMB-45. This report describes an additional two cases of pigmented neurofibroma that conform to the new diagnostic criteria for this disease.
This article was published in Pathol Int
and referenced in Journal of Clinical Case Reports