What are the treatment options for neurofibromatosis?

Updated: Jan 30, 2020
  • Author: Ginard I Henry, MD; Chief Editor: Gregory Gary Caputy, MD, PhD, FICS  more...
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Surgical treatments include excisions of symptomatic lesions or the accompanying soft tissue facial deformity. Frequently, because of critical and eloquent locations, removal of the masses is subtotal. While malignant degeneration is recognized in multiple neurofibromas, practically, it is unfeasible to excise all lesions in most patients. When masses are found at the cerebellopontine angle, this creates the clinical condition recognized as an acoustic neuroma.


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