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Neurofibromatosis (NF) refers to several genetically inherited conditions that are clinically and genetically different and carry a high possibility of tumor formation. This disorder is divided into Neurofibromatosis type 1, Neurofibromatosis type 2 andSchwannomatosis

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Basic information: national institute of neurological disorders and stroke neurofibromatosis mayoclinic neurofibromatosis nhs uk neurofibromatosis type 1 kids health neurofibromatosis web md neurofibromatosis national human genome research institute neurofibromatosis neurofibromatosis type 1 neurofibromatosis ortho info neurofibromatosis better health neurofibromatosis health line von recklinghausen’s disease (neurofibromatosis 1) american association for pediatric ophthalmology and strabismus neurofibromatosis cleveland clinic neurofibromatosis fortis neurofibromatosis


Advanced information: genetic home reference neurofibromatosis type 1 national institute of neurological disorders and stroke neurofibromatosis medical news today what is neurofibromatosis? what causes neurofibromatosis? medscape neurofibromatosis type 1 medscape genetics of neurofibromatosis type 1 and type 2 nord neurofibromatosis type 1 (nf1) derm net nz neurofibromatosis patient neurofibromatosis radiopedia neurofibromatosis type 1 learn.genetics neurofibromatosis neurofibromatosis health communities neurofibromatosis


Research: giorgio treglia, silvia taralli, francesco bertagna, et al., “usefulness of whole-body fluorine-18-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography in patients with neurofibromatosis type 1: a systematic review,” radiology research and practice, vol. 2012, article id 431029, 9 pages, 2012. doi:10.1155/2012/431029 erika celis-aguilar, luis lassaletta, and javier gavilán, “cochlear implantation in patients with neurofibromatosis type 2 and patients with vestibular schwannoma in the only hearing ear,” international journal of otolaryngology, vol. 2012, article id 157497, 12 pages, 2012. doi:10.1155/2012/157497

wortsman x, lobos n, de la parra r, carreno l. multidimensional ultrasound and computed tomography imaging support in bleeding plexiform neurofibromatosis of the scalp: a case report and literature review. indian j dermatol [serial online] 2015 [cited 2016 jun 29];60:421. available from: roberto vélez, sergi barrera-ochoa, david barastegui, mercedes pérez-lafuente, cleofe romagosa, and manuel pérez, “multidisciplinary management of a giant plexiform neurofibroma by double sequential preoperative embolization and surgical resection,” case reports in neurological medicine, vol. 2013, article id 987623, 8 pages, 2013. doi:10.1155/2013/987623

dogra bb, rana ks. facial plexiform neurofibromatosis: a surgical challenge. indian dermatol online j [serial online] 2013 [cited 2016 jun 29];4:195-8. available from:

zacharia gs. neurofibromatosis type 2: a case report and brief review of literature. indian j otol [serial online] 2013 [cited 2016 jun 29];19:205-7. available from: microdeletion del(22)(q12.2) encompassing the facial development-associated gene, mn1 (meningioma 1) in a child with pierre-robin sequence (including cleft palate) and neurofibromatosis 2 (nf2): a case report and review of the literature by tom b davidson et al, bmc medical geneticsbmc series ¿ open, inclusive and trusted201213:19 doi: 10.1186/1471-2350-13-19 jong hyung yoon, hyun-sung lee, jong in chun, seog-yun park, hyeon jin park, and byung-kiu park, “huge intrathoracic malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumor in an adolescent with neurofibromatosis type 1,” case reports in pediatrics, vol. 2014, article id 951252, 5 pages, 2014. doi:10.1155/2014/951252

gupta a, dwivedi a, patel p, gupta s. hypophosphatemic osteomalacia in von recklinghausen neurofibromatosis: case report and literature review. indian j radiol imaging [serial online] 2015 [cited 2016 jun 29];25:63-6. available from:

jayachandran d, sunantha s, gopalaiah h, veeraraghavan g. plexiform neurofibromatosis involving face and oral cavity . j oral maxillofac pathol [serial online] 2014 [cited 2016 jun 29];18:114-7. available from: neurofibromatosis by pa gerber et al., european journal of medical research200914:102 doi: 10.1186/2047-783x-14-3-102


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