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Glossary for Neurofibromatosis-2

  • Acoustic Neurinoma: A benign tumor of the 8th cranial nerve which lies in the tube connecting the inner ear to the brain.
  • Acoustic neuroma: A benign tumor of the 8th cranial nerve which lies in the tube connecting the inner ear to the brain.
  • Astrocytoma: A malignant tumour of the nervous system composed of astrocytes.
  • Bell's Palsy: A usually temporary facial nerve disorder where a part or all of the face becomes suddenly paralysed.
  • Benign tumor: A tumor or growth that remains localized; not always harmless.
  • Cataracts: Cloudy areas on the eye's cornea interfering with vision.
  • Dizziness: Feelings of lightheadedness or giddiness.
  • Ear and Hearing conditions: Medical conditions affecting the ears or the hearing systems.
  • Ear conditions: Any condition that affects the ear
  • Ependymoma: A tumor that occurs in the central nervous system (brain and spinal cord). Symptoms vary according to the aggressiveness, size and exact location of the tumor.
  • Eye conditions: Any condition that affects the eyes
  • Eye movement symptoms: Symptoms affecting the movement of the eye
  • Genetic Disease: Any disease that is handed down to oneself through the chromosomes of ones parents
  • Head Conditions: Conditions that affect the head
  • Head symptoms: Symptoms affecting the head or brain
  • Hearing Impairment: Reduced ability to hear sounds.
  • Hearing loss: A very rare condition described in two sisters. It is characterized by vision and hearing problems and incoordination.
  • Meningioma: A slow-growing tumor of the meninges that is not cancerous. Symptoms are determined by the size and location of the tumor.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Sensorineural hearing loss: Hearing loss due to abnormal functioning or damage to the hearing nerve or the cochlea (inner ear) or the part of the brain that processes sound. The hearing problem may be present at birth or may be acquired through such things as aging, excessive noise or diseases such as meningitis.
  • Speech symptoms: Problems with speech or voice.
  • Swallowing difficulty: Difficulty or pain when swallowing
  • Tinnitus: Hearing noises in the ears: ringing, roaring, clicks, whistling, or hissing.

 

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