The autosomal dominant form of familial angiolipomatosis may be mistaken for peripheral neurofibromatosis (NF-1) due to the similarity of the family history and the occurrence of multiple subcutaneous masses, but histopathological examination of the tumors readily distinguishes these two diseases. We report here a case of familial angiolipomatosis, which was initially thought to be neurofibromatosis, and the occurrence in this patient of a granular cell tumor similar to such tumors occasionally seen in neurofibromatosis. A review of the literature discloses intriguing parallels between familial angiolipomatosis and neurofibromatosis, suggesting that similar pathogenetic mechanisms may operate in both diseases.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||6|
|State||Published - Dec 1 1989|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Clinical Neurology