Neurofibromas are pink or skin-coloured growths, ranging in size from a few millimetres to a few centimetres. The growth typically appears on the arms, legs, abdomen, chest or back, but can appear on any part of the body.
One of the most distinctive characteristics of a neurofibroma is that it is soft and mobile. Physically, a neurofibroma is soft enough that you can fold it inward like a button.
Easily confused with a skin tag, the lesion can be misdiagnosed. However, skin tags tend to be smaller and on a narrower stalk than neurofibromas, and they are most commonly found in the skin folds of people who are overweight.