Management of plexiform neurofibroma of the larynx

James Sidman, Michael Poole, Duncan S. Postma

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We report the ninth case of plexiform neurofibroma of the larynx, which occurred in a 2-year-old with multiple café au lait spots and obstructive sleep apnea. In discussing this clinical problem, we have attempted to make the following points. 1 A patient's having more than six café au lait spots of greater than 1.5-cm diameter is diagnostic of von Recklinghausen's disease. 2 It is much more difficult to completely excise plexiform neurofibroma than nonplexiform neurofibroma. 3 The association of juvenile xanthogranuloma with von Recklinghausen's disease may be a risk factor for the later development of leukemia.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)53-55
Number of pages3
JournalAnnals of Otology, Rhinology & Laryngology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1987
Externally publishedYes


  • laryngeal neurofibroma
  • laryngeal tumor
  • neurofibromatosis
  • plexiform neurofibroma
  • von Recklinghausen's disease
  • xanthogranuloma


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