Neurofibroma is a benign tumor of the tissue that surrounds nerves. It may be associated with a syndrome known as von Recklinghausen and involve multiple parts of the body. A small percentage of these tumors can become malignant and may present with pain. Wide local excision is advocated to remove these tumors when suspicious of cancer. In addition, the tumors may be thinned out to help approve the appearance and form of the affected area.