The Neurofibromatoses

Chapter

Abstract

  • The neurofibromatoses encompass three distinct inherited disorders: neurofibromatosis type 1, neurofibromatosis type 2 and schwannomatosis. These disorders share the propensity to develop multiple benign tumours of the peripheral and/or central nervous system, but are distinguished by specific clinical features, distinct genetic mutations, natural history and management. In this chapter, neurofibromatosis type 1 is reviewed in detail and the others are discussed briefly, with emphasis on how they may present to the paediatric dermatologist. © 2011 Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
  • Digital Object Identifier (doi)

    International Standard Book Number (isbn) 13

  • 9781405176958
  • Start Page

  • 1
  • End Page

  • 14
  • Volume

  • 2