Medical Image - International Journal of Clinical & Medical Images (2015) Volume 2, Issue 11
Author(s): Sujit K. Bhattacharya* and Aditya Prasad Dash
Neurofibromatosis is a distinct genetic disorder that causes tumors which grow along nerves. It can also affect bones and skin. Tumors can grow anywhere on the body. The disease is broadly classified into three categories: Neurofibromatosis 1 (NF1): also known as von Recklinghausen, Neurofibromatosis 2 (NF2) and Schwannomatosis. In NF1, multiple cafe-au-lait spots and Neurofibromas on or under the skin are seen. It is easy to diagnose the condition at a glance. Sometimes the tumour grows in the brain. NF2 is very rare. Loss of hearing is a major complaint. It can start in childhood. Schwannomatosis is extremely rare and less well understood. It has been described only recently. Treatment for Neurofibromas that become malignant may include surgery, radiation, or chemotherapy. Our patient a middle-aged man presented with numerous small tumours on or in the skin. Genetic counseling was given.