Neurofibromatosis

K. L. Roos, M. Muckway

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Abstract

The neurofibromatoses are defined by the presence of cafe-au-lait macules and neurofibromas and are associated with central and peripheral nervous system tumors. Individuals with neurofibromatosis 1 are at risk for optic nerve gliomas, nerve root and plexi neurofibromas and schwannomas, spinal cord tumors, benign and malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumors, and pheochromocytomas. Individuals with neurofibromatosis 2 are at risk for presenile cataracts, vestibular schwannomas, intracranial and intraspinal meningiomas, and intramedullary spinal cord ependymomas.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)105-111
Number of pages7
JournalDermatologic Clinics
Volume13
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 1995

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Roos, K. L., & Muckway, M. (1995). Neurofibromatosis. Dermatologic Clinics, 13(1), 105-111.