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What are types of neurofibromatosis besides acoustic neurofibromatosis?

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Dr. Mohammad Homsi
Neurology 33 years experience
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 gliomas.
Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine 52 years experience
3 major types: (nf 1 consists of two or more neurofibromas on or under the skin, or one plexiform neurofibroma, café au lait spots (pigmented, light brown macules, freckles of armpit and groin, lisch nodules (hamartomas of iris), optic nerve gliomas and skeletal deformities. Nf2 centrla nf with bilateral acoustic neuromas(balance, hearing, ringing ears) .Nf3 schwannomas develop cranial, spinal and peripheral nerves.

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