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European Journal of Dermatology

High-frequency ultrasound imaging for cutaneous neurofibroma in patients with neurofibromatosis type I Volume 27, issue 3, May-June 2017

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Authors
1 Department of Dermatology,
CHRU,
Tours,
France
2 University François-Rabelais,
Tours,
France
3 INSERM U930,
University François-Rabelais,
Tours,
France
4 CIC-IT,
CHRU,
Tours,
France
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  • Key words: ultrasonography, neurofibroma, neurofibromatosis type 1, skin, tumour
  • DOI : 10.1684/ejd.2017.3015
  • Page(s) : 260-5
  • Published in: 2017

Background

Neurofibromas (NFs) are benign tumours arising from a nerve sheath, which are present in nearly all patients with neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1). High-frequency ultrasound (HFU) systems, using frequencies over 20 MHz, were developed to improve visualization of skin tumours by means of increased resolution.