VON RECKLINGHAUSEN'S DISEASE

an autosomal dominant genetic disorder wherein the typical anomalies are pigmented spots on the skin and tumors of the PNS. The latter might be firm subcutaneous nodules or soft cutaneous bumps which invaginate whenever pressure is applied. Commonly referred to as neurofibromatosis.

VON RECKLINGHAUSEN'S DISEASE: "The Film "The Elephant Man" depicts a sufferer of Von Recklinghausen's disease. "
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "VON RECKLINGHAUSEN'S DISEASE," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 29, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/von-recklinghausens-disease/ (accessed October 20, 2020).
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