neural tissue abnormalities

Chordomas are neural tissue abnormalities that I rarely encounter in both my The Woodlands dermatology and Conroe dermatology offices.  Clinically, a Chordoma appears as a firm nodule in the lower back region or at the base of the skull.  Most patients who develop a Chordoma are adults but the Chordoma arises from an embryologic remnant […]

Encephaloceles occur when a defect exists in the neural tube during embryonic development and I have never encountered this condition in either my The Woodlands dermatology and Conroe dermatology offices.  Clinically, an Encephalocele appears in infancy along the midline of the face, scalp neck or back.  When an infant cries, the Encephalocele may enlarge.  In some […]

Cutaneous Meningioma is a very rare neural tissue disorder that I rarely encounter in both my The Woodlands dermatology and Conroe dermatology offices.  Cutaneous Meningioma can result from a developmental defect in which meningocytes from the CNS occur in the skin.  Clinically, the skin lesions appear as hard nodules along the spine, forehead and scalp […]

Nasal Glioma is a benign congenital tumor that I rarely encounter in my The Woodlands dermatology and Conroe dermatology offices.  Clinically, a Nasal Glioma may appear like a hemangioma when it occurs on the external area of the nose; however, Nasal Gliomas are much firmer than hemangiomas and difficult to compress.  Typically, they appear on […]

Schwannomas, also called neurilemmomas, are neural tissue abnormalities that I occasionally encounter in both my The Woodlands dermatology and Conroe dermatology offices.  Clinically, a Schwannoma appears as a flesh colored/pinkish nodule and they are most often found on the extremities.  Schwannomas have a predilection for women.  Schwannomas can also be found in internal organs as […]

Granular Cell Tumor is a neural tissue abnormality that I occasionally encounter in both my The Woodlands dermatology and Conroe dermatology offices.  Approximately, 1/3 of all Granular Cell Tumors are in the skin and the rest are on the tongue or internal organs.  Clinically, a Granular Cell Tumor appears as a red/brown nodule.  Although, they […]

Neurofibromas are a very common skin lesion that I encounter routinely in both my The Woodlands dermatology and Conroe dermatology offices.  Clinically, a Neurofibroma appears as a flesh colored raised papule/nodule that is soft and mobile.  Neurofibromas are benign and may appear as a solitary lesion or multiple lesions may exist.  When multiple Neurofibromas are […]