oa South African Medical Journal - Von Recklinghausen's Neurofibromatosis
|Article Title||Von Recklinghausen's Neurofibromatosis|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||South African Medical Journal|
|Affiliations||1 Non-European Hospital, Johannesburg|
|Publication Date||Sep 1943|
|Pages||209 - 211|
|Keyword(s)||Elephantiasis neuromatosa, Formes frustes, heredity, Molluscum fibrosum, Neurofibromatosis, Pachydermatocele, Plexiform neuroma and Von Recklinghausen's|
Two cases of Von Recklinghausen's neurofibromatosis with osseous changes are descriptionbed. The osseous changes took the unnusual form of hypertrophy of bone, in one case several bones being affected. It seems that the only method to eradicate this disease is to sterilise all cases where there is a family history.
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