Neurofibroma saccular

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Note what signs you see.

I (W. Wertelecki, M.D.) see a classic drawing by a famous painter. This image illustrates that artists have sharper eyes than most clinicians – this disorder was not recognized as a clinical entity until centuries later. Obviously there is a sack or pouch attached to the area of the jaw and many other smaller tubercules.

PERSPECTIVE: “Once you see – you remember” – this sort of anomaly “speaks” to a clinician of a specific gene mutation, inherited or not. This image is virtually specific illustration of neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF-1). Search this site for much more. In addition this illustration also speaks of the role of the companion website, Pandora Word Box where the emphasis is on medical humanities, fine arts, ethics and terminology.

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