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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nalinaksha Joshi
22 years experience in Neurology
Probably: Multiple lumps under skin could be neurofibromatosis, lipomas etc.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
51 years experience in Nuclear Medicine
Nerve ; brain tumors: Neurofibromatosis, inherited problem, with varying degrees of involvement from mild to severe. Neurofibroma is benign tumor that originates from the ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Julian Bragg
16 years experience in Neurology
Gene mutation: Neurofibromatosis is caused by a mutation in a gene that controls nerve growth. While it can be passed from parent to child, about half of cases are ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lisa Hogan
34 years experience in General Surgery
Congenital condition: Neurofibromatosis is an autosomal dominant genetic disease, meaning if one of your parents has the disease you have a 50% chance of inheriting the dis ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Benjamin
22 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
Yes: Neurofibromatosis type 1 and type 2 are both hereditary diseases. Malignant tumors like sarcomas are a rare complication of neurofibromatosis. The t ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mohammad Homsi
32 years experience in Neurology
NF: Acoustic neuroma or what is called now vestibular shwannoma cosidered as neurofibromatosis type 2, nf-1 is the one with hyperpigmented spots and optic ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Binford
37 years experience in Thoracic Surgery
Nerve sheath tumor: Neurofibromas are nerve sheath tumors. Often seen in neurofibromatosis which is a genetic disase. There are two types dermal and plexiform plexiform ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Welker
26 years experience in General Surgery
Puberty: Usually. But the rarer types can show up sooner.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Janice Wiesman
31 years experience in Neurology
No: Neurofibromatosis is not cancer, but people with this inherited disorder (there are two types) can be at a higher risk for certain types of tumors. T ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chakshu Gupta
22 years experience in Pathology
Some are: Teratomas arise from cells that can differentiate in to a host of tissue types and can be associated with chromosomal (genetic) abnormalities or with ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Genetic: Von hippel–lindau disease is a genetic condition caused by a mutation of the “von hippel-lindau tumor suppressor” gene on chromosome 3 .It is autosoma ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Moshe Usadi
Specializes in Family Medicine
Syndromes: Von Hippel-Lindau syndrome is a genetic disorder that leads to the developement of many different types of tumors. Lennox Gastaut syndrome is a disord ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
No specific link: The congenital melanocytic nevus syndrome is considered sporadic in its occurrence.A few available studies of biopsy material have found abnormalities ... Read More
A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience in General Surgery
No: As you are not transmitting genetic disease as in sperm donor , if you are healthy and your own health is not at risk , kidney donation is permissible ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Sadow
16 years experience in Pathology
MFH: Malignant fibrous histiocytoma is an umbrella term used to describe a range of more specific sarcomas. Although many of these tumors have unique cyto ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dariush Saghafi
32 years experience in Neurology
Can be: Many tumors can and do have a genetic inheritance pattern associated with them. However, many people develop tumors spontaneously without any family h ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cristina Carballo
38 years experience in Neonatology
No: Two distinct diseases caused by different genetics.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Define rare: At 1/4000 births this is relatively common compared to many genetically influenced afflictions. About a 3rd are new mutations and the others are passe ... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Depends: Prenatal testing for the nf1 mutation is available through amniocentesis, usually done around 16 wks, or earlier with cvs biopsy.Testing for the nf2 g ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clifford Selsky
32 years experience in Pediatrics
Clinical diagnosis: The best test for neutofibromatosis is a physical examination by a practitioner familiar with the nih criteria.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
34 years experience in Internal Medicine
It could be: Possible.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Golder Wilson
Specializes in Clinical Genetics
Autosomal dominant: Enter omim in your browser and go to the database of all inherited diseases. Autosomal dominant means that affected individuals have one normal and on ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Have an exam: Nf in its many sub-forms is known as a neuro-cutaneous disorder.Skin patches called cafe-au-lait spots occur in the normal population but in forms of ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Devon Webster
21 years experience in Medical Oncology
Autosomal Dominant: Fap is inherited in an autosomal dominant fashion. This means that if one parent has the gene, and the other parent doesn't, each child has a 50% chan ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Moshe Usadi
Specializes in Family Medicine
Questionable: Others might disagree, and certainly ayurvedic treatment can be used along with other things if it makes you feel better, but I would concentrate on t ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rawan Tarawneh
17 years experience in Neurology
Angiomyolipomas: Outside of the central nervous system, a higher incidence of renal angiomyolipomas has been described in patients with tuberous sclerosis.
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bikash Bose
44 years experience in Neurosurgery
Meningioma: These are benign brain tumors and are not hereditary.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott McLean
34 years experience in Clinical Genetics
NF does not go away: But it can be managed! and you have begun to do that by asking good questions. As you get the right answers and take steps to keep healthy, you will f ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Gold
43 years experience in Internal Medicine
No: There is no genetic relationship to the development of a paraneoplastic syndrome.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Betty Keller
34 years experience in Rheumatology
Yes: Yes it is a mutation in the fbn1 gene on chromosome 15. This gene is responsible for providing the instructions for making a protien called fibrillin ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Goodrich
38 years experience in Neurosurgery
Neurofibromatoma: NF is a disease of many manifestations and a wide range of severities - it is typically treated only when a tumor has shown significant growth, pain o ... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience in Dermatology
Neurofibromatosis: There is no cure for neurofibromatosis and the goal of treatment is to relieve symptoms. Painful cutaneous and subcutaneous tumors and those that occu ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terry Simpson
34 years experience in General Surgery
Some surgery: Not much more. Lots of experimental but it is a matter of finding a way to turn off those genes.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrick McCleskey
19 years experience in Dermatology
77% if >6 CALMs: A 2009 study in archives of dermatology showed 34/44 (77%) of children under age 3 who had 6 or more cafe au lait macules (calms) were eventually diag ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
New mutation: Although this is well known to be transmitted as a dominant mutation, as many as 30% represent mew mutations in the patient.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
30 years experience in Pediatrics
Yes:: Pregnant neurofibromatosis patients constitute a high-risk group, in danger of developing life-threatening complications. However, with proper antenat ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Colin Sanner
19 years experience in Neurology
No, but...: Be kind to your skin, regardless of NF. Skin cancer is best prevented rather than treated. Don't use tanning beds at all, the risk of malignant skin t ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Xanthopoulos
21 years experience in Pediatrics
Yes it is possible: Diagnosis of NF is dependent on a multitude of findings. There are many requirements including a certain amount of café au lait spots, freckles in th ... Read More

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