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Neurofibromatosis Type 2


NF2 is a mutation on chromosome 22. It causes tumors on the central nervous system (spine/brain). Unlike NF1, these tumors are not cancerous. The most common tumors associated with NF2 are called vestibular schwannomas or acoustic neuromas. These growths develop along the nerve that carries information from the inner ear to the brain (auditory nerve).[1] It affects one in 25,000 people. NF2 is not as common as NF1.





  • Acoustic Nerve damage, resulting in hearing loss
  • Headaches
  • Cataracts 
  • Balance problems
  • Ringing in the ears (tinnitus)
  • Cafe-au-lait spots (much less than NF1)
  • Neurofibromas on the skin 












  1. "Genetics." Neurofibromatosis Type 2. 10/22/09. National Library of Medicine, Web. 28 Oct 2009. .
  2. "Neurofibromatosis Inc." What is NF?. 2009. NF Inc, Web. 31 Oct 2009. .
  3. http://www.health-news-and-information.com/4cfvhs/libv/libgraph/ear.gif
  4. yvonnefoong.com

Comments (1)

Matthew Riggen said

at 10:05 am on Oct 29, 2009

Which is more serious, NF1 or NF2?

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