Neurofibromatosis Linkage To Varol Bridges?
Good evening. R nI want to ask the doctor whether neurofibromatosis has anything to do with the varol d bridge of the brain and is there a risk? thanks.
Hello Che Nhie, Thank you for the question.
Neurofibromatosis is a genetic disorder that causes abnormal growth (tumor) of nerve tissue / cells. These tumors are generally benign and can appear in several parts of the nervous system, starting from the brain, brain stem (including the pons / varol bridge), spinal cord, and peripheral nerves. Neurofibromatosis is divided into two types, namely neurofibromatosis type 1 and neurofibromatosis type 2.
Neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF 1) is the most common type. Symptoms in NF 1 will appear gradually over many years. Symptoms that appear are brownish patches on the skin, clustered brown spots on the skin, benign lumps (neurofibromas) on the skin, lumps in the iris of the eye, nervous system disorders, behavioral disorders, learning disorders, physical growth disorders, and malignant peripheral sheath tumors.
Neurofibromatosis type 2 (NF 2) is a less common type of neurofibromatosis. The most common tumor due to NF 2 is acoustic neuroma. Besides acoustic neuroma, sufferers can also experience other tumors such as glioma, meningioma, schwannoma, and juvenile cortical cataract.
Pons / pons varolii / varol bridge is a structure in the brain stem that functions to bridge parts of the nervous system including the cerebrum and cerebellum. There are several nerves that pass through this structure, namely the trigeminal nerve (which regulates sensation in the face, facial muscle movements for chewing, biting, and swallowing), facial nerve, abducens nerve (which regulates eye movement, and auditory nerve. also functions to regulate the respiratory system.If NF attacks the pons, this can cause disturbances in breathing, difficulty swallowing, vision problems, and hearing problems.
Neurofibromatosis is an incurable disease. Existing treatment aims to treat the symptoms experienced by the sufferer. Therefore, if you experience any of the symptoms mentioned above, you should immediately see a doctor.
Hope this information is useful.