An unusual case: Neurofibromatosis type 5

Michele Callea, S. Zelal Baskan Ulku, Sandra Giustini, Izzet Yavuz, Michele Maglione Ulku, Marco Montanari, Guvenc Basaran, Filippo Battelli, Ahmet Gunay, Gabriella Clarich, Bayram Ince, Matteo Ceccarello

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Neurofibromatosis is a disease which includes 5 types in its classification. It has been firstly described by Robert Smith in 1849, but its name comes from the first publication in 1882, in which Von Recklinghausen convinced the scientific and medical world that Neurofibromatosis (NF) was a distinct entity. Cafe-au-lait spots, cutaneous neurofibromas and Lisch nodules are the characteristics of the most common forms. Bilateral acoustic neuromas distinguish the type 2. Type 3, Riccardi type and intestinal type are briefly described. Neurofibromatosis type 5 (NF5) is characterized by cafe-au-lait spots restricted to one area of the body. We report oro-dental phenotype of a patient affected by NF type 5, rare per se and unreported in literature.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)102-105
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of International Dental and Medical Research
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2012


  • Neurofibromatosis type 5
  • Oral manifestation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dentistry(all)


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