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Glossary for Neurofibromatosis type 3A

  • "cafe-au-lait" spots: Where there are macules of a light brown colour located on the skin
  • Acoustic neuroma: A benign tumor of the 8th cranial nerve which lies in the tube connecting the inner ear to the brain.
  • Benign tumor: A tumor or growth that remains localized; not always harmless.
  • Genetic Disease: Any disease that is handed down to oneself through the chromosomes of ones parents
  • 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.
  • Neurological system tumors: Tumors of the nerves or neurological system, whether cancerous or benign.
  • Skin Cancer: Cancer of the skin; the most common type of cancer.
  • Skin bumps: Bumps or lumps on the skin.
  • Skin conditions: Any condition that affects the skin

 

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