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Use of Surgical Laser for Excision of a Neurofibroma Associated With Neurofibromatosis Type-1

Fabrício Rezende Amaral, Marcus Vinícius Lucas Ferreira, Lucas Araújo Pereira Costa, Patricia Alves Drummond de Oliveira, Betânia Maria Soares, Paulo Eduardo Alencar Souza, Gerdal Roberto de Sousa




Introduction: Neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) is an autosomal dominant genetic disorder that affects approximately 1/3500 individuals. Various bone manifestations and peripheral nerves neoplastic lesions associated with NF1 are seen in the jaws. Several oral manifestations may occur in this disorder; therefore the dentist’s knowledge and multidisciplinary management of these patients are extremely important.
Case Presentation: In the present article, we present the use of a high-power surgical laser to excise a neurofibroma in a patient with several intraoral manifestations associated with NF1.
Conclusion: The use of diode laser (808 nm) for excision biopsy of tongue nodules showed no thermal damage to the tissue, allowing an adequate histopathological analysis of the neurofibroma


Neurofibromatosis type 1; Neurofibroma; Von Recklinghausen disease, Diode laser.


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DOI: https://doi.org/10.22037/jlms.v9i3.19181