Neurofibromatosis Type 2

Tumour Group:
Other Brain Tumours and Related Conditions
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Tumour Characteristics

Neurofibromatosis Type 2 is an autosomal dominant disorder that is passed from one generation to the next but in 50% of the cases it is a spontaneous new mutation. It is usually diagnosed by the presence of acoustic neuromas (schwannomas) arising on both the right and left vestibular-cochlear nerves and patients often present with deafness. The second most common type of brain tumour in children with this disorder is meningiomas.

Symptoms

Common symptoms include, but are not necessarily limited to:

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Treatment/Standard of Care

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Prognosis

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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