J Pediatr Genet 2017; 06(04): 244-246
DOI: 10.1055/s-0037-1602789
Case Report
Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New York

Plexiform Neurofibroma of Clitoris

Dhanya Yesodharan1, Bindu Sudarsanan2, Annie Jojo3, Mohan Abraham2, Nisha Bhavani4, Hima Mathews5, Sheela Nampoothiri1
  • 1Department of Pediatric Genetics, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences & Research Center, Cochin, Kerala, India
  • 2Department of Pediatric Surgery, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Center, Cochin, Kerala, India
  • 3Department of Clinical Pathology, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences & Research Center, Cochin, Kerala, India
  • 4Department of Endocrinology, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences & Research Center, Cochin, Kerala, India
  • 5Department of Pediatrics, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences & Research Center, Cochin, Kerala, India
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Publication History

04 January 2017

03 April 2017

Publication Date:
02 May 2017 (eFirst)

Abstract

The most frequent genital presentation of neurofibromatosis in females is clitoromegaly. We report a case of a 5-year-old girl with neurofibromatosis type 1 with clitoral plexiform neurofibromatosis. Clitoroplasty was done, and the histopathology confirmed the diagnosis. Though rare, plexiform neurofibroma of clitoris should always be considered as a differential diagnosis in children with clitoromegaly before embarking on detailed investigations.

Funding

None.