Nerve Tumors Part Two: Naughty Neurofibromas (of the plexiform variety)

Our 2nd part to our series on Neuronal tumors features a much more aggressive and destructive pathology: Plexiform Neurofibromas. This will be one of my most dense posts, but it is filled with interesting pictures and videos. So, grab a coffee and enjoy. Remember that the 3rd case here is the clinical perspective of my … Continue reading Nerve Tumors Part Two: Naughty Neurofibromas (of the plexiform variety)

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The Other Side of Things

Why Me!? The rooster sounds off to alarm me that the day is supposed to begin, but I’m already awake. My precious daughter of 13 years has suffered all night. She struggles to catch enough air when lying down. Placing a couple of tef bags under her thin mattress sitting on our cold dirt floor … Continue reading The Other Side of Things

Nerve Tumors Part One: Sly Schwannomas

In just 1 year, I’ve seen 10x the number of nerve-related tumors than I have in my 11 years of medical training. Each has similar characteristics, but everyone is unique and full of learning points. I’ll group 5 different cases into two posts: Schwannomas and Plexiform Neurofibromas. Today we will begin with the more light-hearted … Continue reading Nerve Tumors Part One: Sly Schwannomas