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A 21-year-old male asked:

I had neurofibromatosis type ii, i feel numbness right above knee ocationally one day after cycling , could it be ligament tore?i had muscleache there

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Dr. Dana Hogan
Specializes in Pediatrics
NF II: Neurofibromatosis type 2 can have peripheral fibromas, but i would more likely expect a musculo-skeletal injury or nerve compression injury during cycling. For your nf, an annual evaluation is warranted. For the numbness of your knee, i would evaluate any compression at the hip.
Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine 52 years experience
Consult physician: Probably related to exercise endeavor. However consult your physician.About 50% of patients develop spinal lesions.40% of the spinal lesions are symptomatic. Spinal tumours separated in two groups. Intramedullary lesions in spinal tissue belong to spinal astrocytomas or ependymomas. Extramedullary lesions in space between the surface of spinal cord & bony wall of canal, schwannomas & meningiomas.

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