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Neurofibroma originating from a urachal mass
Department of Urology, New York Presbyterian Hospital, Weill Cornell Medical Center, New York, New York, USA
Oct  2020 (Vol.  27, Issue  5, Pages( 10407 - 10410)
PMID: 33049195


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  • Urachal anomalies are rare in the adult population and when diagnosed, are typically malignant. Herein, we report a case of a 61-year-old male who underwent an excision of a urachal mass for a presumed malignancy. Pathologic evaluation demonstrated a neurofibroma. Neurofibromas are benign peripheral nerve sheath tumors that mostly appear as localized skin tumors and rarely involve the genitourinary system. Neoplastic transformation of neurofibromas is rare but not unheard. To our knowledge, this is the first description of a neurofibroma originating from the urachus.