J Korean Orthop Assoc.  1977 Sep;12(3):513-516. 10.4055/jkoa.1977.12.3.513.

Hypertrophy of an Extremity Associated with Neurofibromatosis of the Sural Nerve: Report of one case

Abstract

Overgrowth and hypertrophy of one or more extremities is an infrequentIy encountered congenital or acguired anomaly, It is referred to in the literature by different authors as local gigantism, hypertrophy etc. The etiology remains unexplained and the condition is only seldom found to be familiar. Hypertrophy of left lower extremity associated with neurofibromatosis of the sural nerve in the calf, in a 8 years old school boy, is presented with a review of the literature. Chief complaints were enlargement of left lower leg and limping gait since 5 years old. There was no change in sensory and motor function of the involved leg. X-ray films showed enlargement of tibia and fibula and diffuse hypertrophied soft tissue shadow in the left leg. One case of local excision of hypertrophied sural nerve and subcutaneous fat tissues was presented.


MeSH Terms

Extremities*
Fibula
Gait
Gigantism
Humans
Hypertrophy*
Leg
Lower Extremity
Male
Neurofibromatoses*
Subcutaneous Fat
Sural Nerve*
Tibia
X-Ray Film
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