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Neurofibromatosis 2

  • Alternative Names

    NF2; Bilateral acoustic neurofibromatosis; Central bilateral acoustic NF


    Symptoms

    Symptoms of NF2 include:

    • Balance problems
    • Cataracts at a young age
    • Changes in vision
    • Coffee-colored marks on the skin
    • Facial weakness
    • Headaches
    • Hearing loss
    • Ringing and noises in the ears

    Signs and tests

    Signs include:

    • Brain and spinal tumors
    • Hearing-related (acoustic) tumors
    • Skin tumors

    Tests include:

    • Genetic testing
    • Medical history
    • MRI
    • Physical examination