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Small bowel (small intestine)

Benign tumors and tumor-like conditions


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Revised: 22 December 2012, last major update August 2012
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● Associated with multiple endocrine adenomatosis or von Recklinghausen’s disease (neurofibromatosis 1)
● With NF1, also associated with hyperplasia of submucosal and myenteric nerve plexuses, mucosal ganglioneuromatosis, GI stromal tumors, gangliocytic paraganglioma
● GISTs arising in NF1 do not express the typical sporadic GIST mutations of KIT exon 9, 11, 13, or 17 or PDGFRA exon 12 or 18; suggesting a different pathogenesis (Am J Surg Pathol 2006;30:90)

Case reports

● 52 year old woman with isolated intestinal neurofibromatosis in colon (World J Gastroenterol 2008;14:6569)
● 73 year old man with intestinal neurofibromatosis and small-bowel adenocarcinoma (Eur J Cancer Care (Engl) 2009;18:466)

Micro images

Colonic neurofibroma

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