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Neurofibromatosis type II. Close-up of small nervous system tumours (schwannomas) covering the face and shoulders of a 60-year-old female patient with neurofibromatosis type 2. Neurofibromatosis (NF) is a group of three conditions (NF1, NF2 and schwannomatosis) in which tumors grow in the nervous system. NF tumours are usually benign (non-cancerous). NF2 is characterised ringing in the ears and a loss of balance. Many patients with NF2 also develop benign schwannomas on or underneath the surface of their skin (seen here).
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