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What hardships would a parent encounter when raising a child with neurofibromatosis?

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In brief: Tumors-seen and unse

Nf - autosomal dominant disorder in which neurofibromas grow and while these tumors may be benign, they often impinge on vital structures, compressing nerves and other tissues they can be difficult, if not impossible to fully remove.

In brief: Tumors-seen and unse

Nf - autosomal dominant disorder in which neurofibromas grow and while these tumors may be benign, they often impinge on vital structures, compressing nerves and other tissues they can be difficult, if not impossible to fully remove.
Dr. Jeffrey Gene Kaplan
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Dr. Cindy Juster
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In brief: Unfortunately, many.

Neurofibromatosis (nf) is a progressive, lifelong condition that is associated with growths in the brain, spine, eye area, heart, skin, &/or bone, as well as lung & hearing problems.
A child with nf requires regular follow up with a pediatrician and multiple subspecialists to address any complications from these growths. Medication and even surgery can be required, as can educational support.

In brief: Unfortunately, many.

Neurofibromatosis (nf) is a progressive, lifelong condition that is associated with growths in the brain, spine, eye area, heart, skin, &/or bone, as well as lung & hearing problems.
A child with nf requires regular follow up with a pediatrician and multiple subspecialists to address any complications from these growths. Medication and even surgery can be required, as can educational support.
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