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Glossary for Neurofibromatosis-1

  • "cafe-au-lait" spots: Where there are macules of a light brown colour located on the skin
  • Benign tumor: A tumor or growth that remains localized; not always harmless.
  • Bone conditions: Conditions that affect the bones
  • Bowel Obstruction: Blockage in the bowel of the digestive tract.
  • Gastrointestinal bleeding: Internal bleeding in the digestive tract
  • Genetic Disease: Any disease that is handed down to oneself through the chromosomes of ones parents
  • Horner's syndrome: A rare condition caused by damage to the sympathetic nervous system that supply the eye on the affected side of the head.
  • Kyphosis: Outward curvature of the spine at the back causing hunching or Dowager's hump
  • Nervous system conditions: Diseases affecting the nerves and the nervous system.
  • Neurofibroma: A benign tumor that originates from nerve cells. The tumors usually arise from nerves in the skin or just under the skin.
  • Neurofibromatosis Type 1 (NF-1): Neurofibromatosis Type 1 is a genetic disorder often leading to the development of nerve tumors. The condition is also characterized by skin pigmentation abnormalities.
  • Neurological system tumors: Tumors of the nerves or neurological system, whether cancerous or benign.
  • Peripheral neuropathy: Peripheral neuropathy is the term for damage to nerves of the peripheral nervous system, which may be caused either by diseases of the nerve or from the side-effects of systemic illness.
  • Renal Artery Stenosis: An abnormal narrowing of the renal artery which is the main artery the supplies the kidney.
  • Scoliosis: Sideways curvature of the spine
  • Skin Cancer: Cancer of the skin; the most common type of cancer.
  • Skin conditions: Any condition that affects the skin
  • Skin spots: The occurrence of spots that are located on the skin
  • Skin symptoms: Symptoms affecting the skin.
  • Somatostatinoma: A very rare disorder where tumors in glands that produce somatostatin affect the secretion of the hormone. The tumor mainly occurs in the pancreas but can also occur in the intestinal tract.
  • Tumor: Any type of lump or swelling (not just cancers)
  • Vertigo: The odd balance sensation of inappropriate spinning or movement of the environment


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