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Image Number 987 (Von Recklinghausen's disease)

Nodule,skin coloured

Diagnosis: Von Recklinghausen's disease

Site: Trunk

Sex: M

Age: 50

Type: Clinical

Description: Cafe-au-lait macules and multiple neurofibromas on the chest and abdomen

Submitted by: Nameer Al-Sudany

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A 50-year-old man who is deaf and mute since birth has had multiple light brown macules and patches since birth. At age of puberty he developed many skin-coloured, soft, dome-shaped nodules mainly on the trunk and face. These nodules increased in size and number with increasing age. He has no similar family condition.

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