Can Neurofibromas Cause Brain Tumors?
, can neurofibromatosis cause brain tumors ??
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Neurofibroma is a benign tumor that affects the membrane covering nerve cells. These tumors occur because of genetic defects and mutations that can appear suddenly or be inherited (hereditary). In general, neurofibromas are divided into 3 types, namely:
Neurofibromatosis type 1; occurs due to a mutation in the NF 1 gene on chromosome 17, characterized by the appearance of cafe au lait macules, lumps on the skin, black spots in the groin and / or armpits, tumors in the optic nerve, brain enhancement, and short posture. Neurofibromatosis type 2; occurs due to mutation of the NF 2 gene on chromosome 22, characterized by acoustic neuroma, numbness of the hands and feet, painful and damaged facial nerves, cataracts, meningioma Schwannomatosis; occurs due to mutations of the two genes above, characterized by pain, loss of muscle mass, numbness and weakness of the body, visual disturbances, heart and blood vessels, hormonal disorders, etc. Neurofibromas can appear in the brain, spinal cord, or peripheral nerves. Among the three types of neurofibromas above, the one that most often appears in the brain is neurofibromatosis type 1.
The diagnosis of neurofibroma is confirmed through several examinations, ranging from physical examination, to support, such as X-rays, FNAB biopsy, MRI, CT scan, and so on. For that, you are advised to consult directly with your doctor.
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