Neurofibromatosis 2 (NF2) is a genetic disorder in which tumors form on the nerves of the brain and spine (the central nervous system).
See also: Neurofibromatosis 1 (NF1)
NF2 is passed down through families in an autosomal dominant fashion. This means that if one parent has NF2, any child of that parent has a 50-50 chance of having it.
The main risk factor is having a family history of the condition.
Symptoms of NF2 include:
Acoustic neuromas can be observed, or treated with surgery or radiation.
Patients may benefit from genetic counseling.
Every year, patients with NF2 should be evaluated with:
For information and support, visit www.nf.org.
NF2; Bilateral acoustic neurofibromatosis; Central bilateral acoustic NF