Synchronous neuroblastoma and von Recklinghausen's disease: A review of the literature Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Neuroblastoma
  • Neurofibromatosis 1

abstract

  • We report an unusual case of progressive disseminated neuroblastoma occurring in a child with a family history and stigmata of von Recklinghausen's disease. A review of the literature confirms the extreme rarity of finding these two neurocristopathies in a single individual and thus undermines the widely held notion of an association--genetic or otherwise--between these two entities. We propose that synchronous neuroblastoma and von Recklinghausen's disease is accounted for by chance alone and therefore represents a randomly occurring phenomenon.

publication date

  • January 1985

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed ID

  • 3917492

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 117

end page

  • 20

volume

  • 3

number

  • 1