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Neurofibromatosis Type 1

Tumour Group:
Other Brain Tumours and Related Conditions
WHO Grade:
Typical Age Range:

Tumour Characteristics

Neurofibromatosis Type 1 is an autosomal dominant disorder that is passed from one generation to the next, but occurs spontaneously in about 50 per cent of cases. Classical signs of  Neurofibromatosis Type 1 include skin changes with cafe-au-lait spots, freckling and cutaneous neurofibromas. Learning disabilities and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder may also occur. Many types of brain tumours are associated with neurofibromatosis, but the most common are optic pathway tumours, cerebral astrocytomas, and focal areas of signal intensity (FASI).

This disorder is sometimes referred to as Von Recklinghausen’s Disease.


Common symptoms include, but are not necessarily limited to:

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Treatment/Standard of Care

Information to come.


A prognosis is an estimate of the likely progress of a disease after a diagnosis, based on an average patient group. Since every person is different, please take time to talk with your health care team about how this information applies to you.

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