Neurofibromatosis (NF) is inherited conditions that carry a high risk of tumor formation, particularly in the brain. The neurofibromatosis are classified as:
Neurofibromatosis type I, in which the nerve tissue grows tumors (neurofibromas) that may be benign and may cause serious damage by compressing nerves and other tissues.
Neurofibromatosis type II, in which bilateral acoustic neuromas (tumors of the vestibulocochlear nerve or cranial nerve 8 (CN VIII) also known as schwannoma) develop, often leading to hearing loss.
Schwannomatosis, in which painful schwannomas develop on cranial, spinal and peripheral nerves.
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