Cutaneous Neurofibromas

What is Cutaneous Neurofibromas?

Neurofibromas can grow on nerves in the skin (cutaneous neurofibroma), under the skin (subcutaneous) or deeper in the body, including in the abdomen, chest and spine.

Neurofibromas appear as one or more lumps on or under the skin. They may be painful or itch, but many do not cause any symptoms.

Neurofibromas growing deep in the body can cause pain, numbness, tingling or weakness if they press on nerves. This is more likely to be associated with NF1 than sporadic neurofibromas.

A severely painful neurofibroma should be looked at by a doctor who can make sure it has not become cancerous.