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Year : 2021  |  Volume : 25  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 374
Plexiform neurofibroma with nevus of ota-rare presentation

1 Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Post Graduate Institute of Dental Sciences, Rohtak, Haryana, India
2 Senior Dental Surgeon, Civil Hospital, Nuh, Haryana, India
3 Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Private Practitioner, Haryana, India
4 Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, SGT University, Gurugram, Haryana, India

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DOI: 10.4103/0973-029X.325263

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Plexiform neurofibroma (PNF) is a rare form of neurofibromatosis type 1 which is rarely seen isolated. This generally spreads along the peripheral nerve and may affect some nervous rami. This is a poorly circumscribed and locally invasive tumor. About 21% of patients with NF-I are affected with PNFs. The nevus of Ota also called oculodermal melanocytosis is a macular discoloration of the face. It is most commonly found in the Japanese and very rare in the Indian subcontinent. It is unilateral oculodermal melanosis along the first two branches of the trigeminal nerve. We hereby present a very rare case of occurrence of isolated PNF (not associated with neurofibromatosis type 1) along with nevus of ota of the left side of the face in a 28-year-old female with thorough radiographic work up.

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