Neurofibromatosis is a type of genetic disorder disturbs the growth of the cells in the nervous system leading to formation of tumors on the nerve tissue.These tumors develop at any place within the nervous system such as spinal cord, nerves and brain. Usually these tumors are benign but can turn cancerous after some time in rare cases.
The symptoms of neurofibromatosis are usually mild and can include learning impairment, hearing loss, blood and heart related complications, extreme disability caused as a result of compression in the nerves, severe pain and loss of vision.
The tests include:
Note: Surgery has its own side effects can lead to facial nerve damage and hearing loss.
Note: Even after surgery, the tumor can regrow making another surgery necessary. Hence, it is advisable to consider pros and cons of the treatment before finally taking the plunge.
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