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Plexiform Neurofibroma Treated with Pharmacopuncture

  • Lim, Chungsan (Department of Oriental Medicine, Seil Hospital) ;
  • Kwon, Kirok (Ginseng & Venom, Sangji University College of Korean Medicine) ;
  • Lee, Kwangho (Department of Acupuncture & Moxibustion Medicine, Sangji University College of Korean Medicine)
  • Received : 2014.06.09
  • Accepted : 2014.07.07
  • Published : 2014.09.30

Abstract

Objectives: The purpose of this study is to report a case of a plexiform neurofibroma (PNF) in the pelvic region treated with sweet bee venom (SBV) and mountain ginseng pharmacopuncture (MGP). Methods: A 16-year-old girl was diagnosed as having PNFs, neurofibromatosis type 1, 10 years ago and she had surgery three times to remove the benign tumors, but the growth of the PNFs continued. She has been treated in our clinic with SBV and MGP two times per month from March 2010 to April 2014. SBV was injected intra-subcutaneously at the borders of the PNFs in the pelvic region, and MGP was administrated intravenously each treatment time. Results: The growths of the PNFs occurred rapidly and continued steadily before treatment. Since March 2010, she has been treated in our clinic, and the growths of the PNFs have almost stopped; further-more, the discomfort of hip joint pain has been reduced, and her general condition has improved. Conclusion: We cautiously conclude that SBV and MGP treatment has some effects that suppress the growth and the spread of the PNFs in this patient.

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Supported by : Sangji University

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