Neurofibromatosis type 2 treatment

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Neurofibromatosis type 2 is a disease that causes tumors, mainly in the nervous system. The disorder can also affect the skin. Treatment options include surgical intervention, radiation, chemotherapy, and drug therapy.

Neurofibromatosis type 2 (NF2) is an inherited condition that most often forms the benign brain and spinal cord tumors, sometimes on the skin. In addition, the auditory nerve (acoustic neuroma) and the eye lens (cataract) are often affected.

Type 2 NF causes different symptoms depending on the location and size of the lesions. However, most patients develop two-sided auditory nerve tumors, which impair hearing and cause tinnitus and balance issues. In addition, cataracts (clouding of the eye's lens), neurofibromas (nodules of various sizes), and brown spots on the skin may occur.

Neurofibromatosis type 2 is dangerous because it can cause severe complications: hearing loss up to deafness, paralysis of the vocal cords and facial nerve, and swallowing problems. Doctors usually use CT or MRI to diagnose type 2 NF.

There is currently no cure for neurofibromatosis type 2. Oncosurgeons remove tumors through surgery. Radiation therapy reduces the size of neurofibromas, which relieves symptoms. If the spine is affected, chemotherapy may be helpful.

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