International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
Since Year 2012 | Open Access | Fully Refereed | Peer Reviewed

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Case Studies | Pediatrics | Indonesia | Volume 8 Issue 2, February 2019


Progressive Airway Obstruction due to Plexiform Neurofibromain 7 Years-Old Female

PutuDiah Pratiwi | I.B Subanada | NP. Siadi Purniti | Ayu Setyorini [2] | I GdeArdika Nuaba


Abstract: Background: Extention to larynx of Plexiform neurofibromas are extremely rare, approximately for only 0, 03 to 0, 1 % of benign tumors of the larynx, it is one of neurofibroma type 1 (NF-1) variant.1, 6 Surgery is the only choice to achieve temporary tumor growth control and symptom progression. Patient with small plexiform neurofibroma eligible for complete resection of tumor. Case: 7 years old female presented with dyspnea. Physical examination showed a lot of subcutaneous neurofibroma. Endoscopy shown massive airway obstruction, that was narrowed by greater than 50 % than decide emergency tracheostomy. Unfortunately, the patient getting worse because of progressive airway obstruction lower the site of tracheostomy and patient death because airway obstruction Learning Points: Tumors location in head/neck/face cannot be completely removed, this tumor had been reported difficult to separate from normal tissue because they lack a well-defined capsule. Airway compression and spontaneous bleeding are direct lethal complication of plexiform neurofibroma.


Keywords: neurofibroma, plexiform neurofibroma, airway obstruction


Edition: Volume 8 Issue 2, February 2019,


Pages: 2289 - 2292


How to Cite this Article?

PutuDiah Pratiwi, I.B Subanada, NP. Siadi Purniti, Ayu Setyorini, I GdeArdika Nuaba, "Progressive Airway Obstruction due to Plexiform Neurofibromain 7 Years-Old Female", International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR), Volume 8 Issue 2, February 2019, pp. 2289-2292, https://www.ijsr.net/get_abstract.php?paper_id=ART20195685

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