From the Dissection Room: Neurofibromatosis (The Chirurgeon's Apprentice) 

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The Chirurgeon’s Apprentice posted this on Facebook this morning, and I couldn’t not share:

A female skull dating from 1829 with the bony skeleton of a large facial tumour (possibly caused by neurofibromatosis) involving the right side of the face. The tumour arose in the right antrum, and during five years’ growth destroyed the right malar bone, the palate, and the maxilla. Specimen from the Hunterian Museum of the Royal College of Surgeons, London.

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