An autosomal dominant inherited disorder (with a high frequency of spontaneous mutations) that features developmental changes in the nervous system, muscles, bones, and skin, most notably in tissue derived from the embryonic NEURAL CREST. Multiple hyperpigmented skin lesions and subcutaneous tumors are the hallmark of this disease. Peripheral and central nervous system neoplasms occur frequently, especially OPTIC NERVE GLIOMA and NEUROFIBROSARCOMA. NF1 is caused by mutations which inactivate the NF1 gene (GENES, NEUROFIBROMATOSIS 1) on chromosome 17q. The incidence of learning disabilities is also elevated in this condition. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, pp1014-18) There is overlap of clinical features with NOONAN SYNDROME in a syndrome called neurofibromatosis-Noonan syndrome. Both the PTPN11 and NF1 gene products are involved in the SIGNAL TRANSDUCTION pathway of Ras (RAS PROTEINS).
An autosomal dominant disorder characterized by a high incidence of bilateral acoustic neuromas as well as schwannomas (NEURILEMMOMA) of other cranial and peripheral nerves, and other benign intracranial tumors including meningiomas, ependymomas, spinal neurofibromas, and gliomas. The disease has been linked to mutations of the NF2 gene (GENES, NEUROFIBROMATOSIS 2) on chromosome 22 (22q12) and usually presents clinically in the first or second decade of life.
Tumor suppressor genes located on the long arm of human chromosome 17 in the region 17q11.2. Mutation of these genes is thought to cause NEUROFIBROMATOSIS 1, Watson syndrome, and LEOPARD syndrome.
Tumor suppressor genes located on the long arm of human chromosome 22. Mutation or loss of these genes causes NEUROFIBROMATOSIS 2.
A group of disorders characterized by an autosomal dominant pattern of inheritance with high rates of spontaneous mutation and multiple neurofibromas or neurilemmomas. NEUROFIBROMATOSIS 1 (generalized neurofibromatosis) accounts for approximately 95% of cases, although multiple additional subtypes (e.g., NEUROFIBROMATOSIS 2, neurofibromatosis 3, etc.) have been described. (From Neurochirurgie 1998 Nov;44(4):267-72)
A protein found most abundantly in the nervous system. Defects or deficiencies in this protein are associated with NEUROFIBROMATOSIS 1, Watson syndrome, and LEOPARD syndrome. Mutations in the gene (GENE, NEUROFIBROMATOSIS 1) affect two known functions: regulation of ras-GTPase and tumor suppression.
A membrane protein homologous to the ERM (Ezrin-Radixin-Moesin) family of cytoskeleton-associated proteins which regulate physical properties of membranes. Alterations in neurofibromin 2 are the cause of NEUROFIBROMATOSIS 2.
A type of neurofibroma manifesting as a diffuse overgrowth of subcutaneous tissue, usually involving the face, scalp, neck, and chest but occasionally occurring in the abdomen or pelvis. The tumors tend to progress, and may extend along nerve roots to eventually involve the spinal roots and spinal cord. This process is almost always a manifestation of NEUROFIBROMATOSIS 1. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p1016; J Pediatr 1997 Nov;131(5):678-82)
A moderately firm, benign, encapsulated tumor resulting from proliferation of SCHWANN CELLS and FIBROBLASTS that includes portions of nerve fibers. The tumors usually develop along peripheral or cranial nerves and are a central feature of NEUROFIBROMATOSIS 1, where they may occur intracranially or involve spinal roots. Pathologic features include fusiform enlargement of the involved nerve. Microscopic examination reveals a disorganized and loose cellular pattern with elongated nuclei intermixed with fibrous strands. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p1016)
Light brown pigmented macules associated with NEUROFIBROMATOSIS and Albright's syndrome (see FIBROUS DYSPLASIA, POLYOSTOTIC).
Glial cell derived tumors arising from the optic nerve, usually presenting in childhood.
Neoplasms which arise from nerve sheaths formed by SCHWANN CELLS in the PERIPHERAL NERVOUS SYSTEM or by OLIGODENDROCYTES in the CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM. Malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumors, NEUROFIBROMA, and NEURILEMMOMA are relatively common tumors in this category.
A neoplasm that arises from SCHWANN CELLS of the cranial, peripheral, and autonomic nerves. Clinically, these tumors may present as a cranial neuropathy, abdominal or soft tissue mass, intracranial lesion, or with spinal cord compression. Histologically, these tumors are encapsulated, highly vascular, and composed of a homogenous pattern of biphasic fusiform-shaped cells that may have a palisaded appearance. (From DeVita Jr et al., Cancer: Principles and Practice of Oncology, 5th ed, pp964-5)
Benign and malignant neoplasms that arise from the optic nerve or its sheath. OPTIC NERVE GLIOMA is the most common histologic type. Optic nerve neoplasms tend to cause unilateral visual loss and an afferent pupillary defect and may spread via neural pathways to the brain.
A benign SCHWANNOMA of the eighth cranial nerve (VESTIBULOCOCHLEAR NERVE), mostly arising from the vestibular branch (VESTIBULAR NERVE) during the fifth or sixth decade of life. Clinical manifestations include HEARING LOSS; HEADACHE; VERTIGO; TINNITUS; and FACIAL PAIN. Bilateral acoustic neuromas are associated with NEUROFIBROMATOSIS 2. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p673)
Neoplasms which arise from peripheral nerve tissue. This includes NEUROFIBROMAS; SCHWANNOMAS; GRANULAR CELL TUMORS; and malignant peripheral NERVE SHEATH NEOPLASMS. (From DeVita Jr et al., Cancer: Principles and Practice of Oncology, 5th ed, pp1750-1)
A malignant tumor that arises from small cutaneous nerves, is locally aggressive, and has a potential for metastasis. Characteristic histopathologic features include proliferating atypical spindle cells with slender wavy and pointed nuclei, hypocellular areas, and areas featuring organized whorls of fibroblastic proliferation. The most common primary sites are the extremities, retroperitoneum, and trunk. These tumors tend to present in childhood, often in association with NEUROFIBROMATOSIS 1. (From DeVita et al., Cancer: Principles & Practice of Oncology, 5th ed, p1662; Mayo Clin Proc 1990 Feb;65(2):164-72)
Benign and malignant neoplasms that arise from one or more of the twelve cranial nerves.
Benign and malignant neoplastic processes arising from or involving components of the central, peripheral, and autonomic nervous systems, cranial nerves, and meninges. Included in this category are primary and metastatic nervous system neoplasms.
A relatively common neoplasm of the CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM that arises from arachnoidal cells. The majority are well differentiated vascular tumors which grow slowly and have a low potential to be invasive, although malignant subtypes occur. Meningiomas have a predilection to arise from the parasagittal region, cerebral convexity, sphenoidal ridge, olfactory groove, and SPINAL CANAL. (From DeVita et al., Cancer: Principles and Practice of Oncology, 5th ed, pp2056-7)
Multi-channel hearing devices typically used for patients who have tumors on the COCHLEAR NERVE and are unable to benefit from COCHLEAR IMPLANTS after tumor surgery that severs the cochlear nerve. The device electrically stimulates the nerves of cochlea nucleus in the BRAIN STEM rather than the inner ear as in cochlear implants.
A congenital or acquired protrusion of the meninges, unaccompanied by neural tissue, through a bony defect in the skull or vertebral column.
A focal malformation resembling a neoplasm, composed of an overgrowth of mature cells and tissues that normally occur in the affected area.
A pathologic entity characterized by deossification of a weight-bearing long bone, followed by bending and pathologic fracture, with inability to form normal BONY CALLUS leading to existence of the "false joint" that gives the condition its name. (Dorland, 27th ed)
A specific pair of GROUP E CHROMOSOMES of the human chromosome classification.
Neuroglial cells of the peripheral nervous system which form the insulating myelin sheaths of peripheral axons.
Conditions characterized by a significant discrepancy between an individual's perceived level of intellect and their ability to acquire new language and other cognitive skills. These disorders may result from organic or psychological conditions. Relatively common subtypes include DYSLEXIA, DYSCALCULIA, and DYSGRAPHIA.
A genetically heterogeneous, multifaceted disorder characterized by short stature, webbed neck, ptosis, skeletal malformations, hypertelorism, hormonal imbalance, CRYPTORCHIDISM, multiple cardiac abnormalities (most commonly including PULMONARY VALVE STENOSIS), and some degree of INTELLECTUAL DISABILITY. The phenotype bears similarities to that of TURNER SYNDROME that occurs only in females and has its basis in a 45, X karyotype abnormality. Noonan syndrome occurs in both males and females with a normal karyotype (46,XX and 46,XY). Mutations in a several genes (PTPN11, KRAS, SOS1, NF1 and RAF1) have been associated the the NS phenotype. Mutations in PTPN11 are the most common. LEOPARD SYNDROME, a disorder that has clinical features overlapping those of Noonan Syndrome, is also due to mutations in PTPN11. In addition, there is overlap with the syndrome called neurofibromatosis-Noonan syndrome due to mutations in NF1.
The occurrence in an individual of two or more cell populations of different chromosomal constitutions, derived from a single ZYGOTE, as opposed to CHIMERISM in which the different cell populations are derived from more than one zygote.
A specific pair of GROUP G CHROMOSOMES of the human chromosome classification.
Two or more abnormal growths of tissue occurring simultaneously and presumed to be of separate origin. The neoplasms may be histologically the same or different, and may be found in the same or different sites.
Autosomal dominant, congenital disorder characterized by localized hypomelanosis of the skin and hair. The most familiar feature is a white forelock presenting in 80 to 90 percent of the patients. The underlying defect is possibly related to the differentiation and migration of melanoblasts, as well as to defective development of the neural crest (neurocristopathy). Piebaldism may be closely related to WAARDENBURG SYNDROME.
A usually benign, well-encapsulated, lobular, vascular tumor of chromaffin tissue of the ADRENAL MEDULLA or sympathetic paraganglia. The cardinal symptom, reflecting the increased secretion of EPINEPHRINE and NOREPINEPHRINE, is HYPERTENSION, which may be persistent or intermittent. During severe attacks, there may be HEADACHE; SWEATING, palpitation, apprehension, TREMOR; PALLOR or FLUSHING of the face, NAUSEA and VOMITING, pain in the CHEST and ABDOMEN, and paresthesias of the extremities. The incidence of malignancy is as low as 5% but the pathologic distinction between benign and malignant pheochromocytomas is not clear. (Dorland, 27th ed; DeVita Jr et al., Cancer: Principles & Practice of Oncology, 3d ed, p1298)
Non-invasive method of demonstrating internal anatomy based on the principle that atomic nuclei in a strong magnetic field absorb pulses of radiofrequency energy and emit them as radiowaves which can be reconstructed into computerized images. The concept includes proton spin tomographic techniques.
Benign and malignant neoplastic processes that arise from or secondarily involve the meningeal coverings of the brain and spinal cord.
A SOMATOSTATIN-secreting tumor derived from the pancreatic delta cells (SOMATOSTATIN-SECRETING CELLS). It is also found in the INTESTINE. Somatostatinomas are associated with DIABETES MELLITUS; CHOLELITHIASIS; STEATORRHEA; and HYPOCHLORHYDRIA. The majority of somatostatinomas have the potential for METASTASIS.
The loss of calcium salts from bones and teeth. Bacteria may be responsible for this occurrence in teeth. Old age may be a factor contributing to calcium loss, as is the presence of diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis.
Any detectable and heritable change in the genetic material that causes a change in the GENOTYPE and which is transmitted to daughter cells and to succeeding generations.
A blue-red, extremely painful vascular neoplasm involving a glomeriform arteriovenous anastomosis (glomus body), which may be found anywhere in the skin, most often in the distal portion of the fingers and toes, especially beneath the nail. It is composed of specialized pericytes (sometimes termed glomus cells), usually in single encapsulated nodular masses which may be several millimeters in diameter (From Stedman, 27th ed). CHEMODECTOMA, a tumor of NEURAL CREST origin, is also sometimes called a glomus tumor.
The X-shaped structure formed by the meeting of the two optic nerves. At the optic chiasm the fibers from the medial part of each retina cross to project to the other side of the brain while the lateral retinal fibers continue on the same side. As a result each half of the brain receives information about the contralateral visual field from both eyes.
Tumors or cancer of the ADRENAL GLANDS.
Tumors or cancer of the SKIN.
The record of descent or ancestry, particularly of a particular condition or trait, indicating individual family members, their relationships, and their status with respect to the trait or condition.
A malignant tumor composed of more than one type of neoplastic tissue. (Dorland, 27th ed)
Neoplasms of the brain and spinal cord derived from glial cells which vary from histologically benign forms to highly anaplastic and malignant tumors. Fibrillary astrocytomas are the most common type and may be classified in order of increasing malignancy (grades I through IV). In the first two decades of life, astrocytomas tend to originate in the cerebellar hemispheres; in adults, they most frequently arise in the cerebrum and frequently undergo malignant transformation. (From Devita et al., Cancer: Principles and Practice of Oncology, 5th ed, pp2013-7; Holland et al., Cancer Medicine, 3d ed, p1082)
Hamartoneoplastic malformation syndrome of uncertain etiology characterized by partial GIGANTISM of the hands and/or feet, asymmetry of the limbs, plantar hyperplasia, hemangiomas (HEMANGIOMA), lipomas (LIPOMA), lymphangiomas (LYMPHANGIOMA), epidermal NEVI; MACROCEPHALY; cranial HYPEROSTOSIS, and long-bone overgrowth. Joseph Merrick, the so-called "elephant man", apparently suffered from Proteus syndrome and not NEUROFIBROMATOSIS, a disorder with similar characteristics.
A leukemia affecting young children characterized by SPLENOMEGALY, enlarged lymph nodes, rashes, and hemorrhages. Traditionally classed as a myeloproliferative disease, it is now considered a mixed myeloproliferative-mylelodysplastic disorder.
Tomography using x-ray transmission and a computer algorithm to reconstruct the image.
Tumors of the iris characterized by increased pigmentation of melanocytes. Iris nevi are composed of proliferated melanocytes and are associated with neurofibromatosis and malignant melanoma of the choroid and ciliary body. Malignant melanoma of the iris often originates from preexisting nevi.
A condition with multiple tumor-like lesions caused either by congenital or developmental malformations of BLOOD VESSELS, or reactive vascular proliferations, such as in bacillary angiomatosis. Angiomatosis is considered non-neoplastic.
A delicate membrane enveloping the brain and spinal cord. It lies between the PIA MATER and the DURA MATER. It is separated from the pia mater by the subarachnoid cavity which is filled with CEREBROSPINAL FLUID.
The co-inheritance of two or more non-allelic GENES due to their being located more or less closely on the same CHROMOSOME.

The duty to recontact: attitudes of genetics service providers. (1/767)

The term "duty to recontact" refers to the possible ethical and/or legal obligation of genetics service providers (GSPs) to recontact former patients about advances in research that might be relevant to them. Although currently this practice is not part of standard care, some argue that such an obligation may be established in the future. Little information is available, however, on the implications of this requirement, from the point of view of GSPs. To explore the opinions of genetics professionals on this issue, we sent a self-administered questionnaire to 1,000 randomly selected U.S. and Canadian members of the American Society of Human Genetics. We received 252 completed questionnaires. The major categories of respondents were physician geneticist (41%), Ph.D. geneticist (30%), and genetic counselor (18%); 72% of the total stated that they see patients. Respondents indicated that responsibility for staying in contact should be shared between health professionals and patients. Respondents were divided about whether recontacting patients should be the standard of care: 46% answered yes, 43% answered no, and 11% did not know. Those answering yes included 44% of physician geneticists, 53% of Ph.D. geneticists, and 31% of genetic counselors; answers were statistically independent of position or country of practice but were dependent on whether the respondent sees patients (43% answered yes) or not (54% answered yes). There also was a lack of consensus about the possible benefits and burdens of recontacting patients and about various alternative methods of informing patients about research advances. Analysis of qualitative data suggested that most respondents consider recontacting patients an ethically desirable, but not feasible, goal. Points to consider in the future development of guidelines for practice are presented.  (+info)

Neurological complications of neurofibromatosis type 1 in adulthood. (2/767)

Neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) is a genetic disease with a wide range of neurological manifestations. To examine these, and to evaluate neurological morbidity in adulthood of patients with NF1, we studied a hospital-based series of 158 patients that included 138 adult patients aged >18 years and 20 children. NF1 evaluation included a multidisciplinary clinical and a clinically oriented radiological investigation. Neurological events occurring during childhood (in both children and adults of the series) and adulthood were recorded. One or several neurological manifestations have been observed in 55% of patients (adults and children) (n = 87). These included: headache (28 patients); hydrocephalus (7); epilepsy (5); lacunar stroke (1); white matter disease (1); intraspinal neurofibroma (3); facial palsy (1); radiculopathy (5); and polyneuropathy (2). Tumours included: optic pathway tumours (20); meningioma (2); cerebral glioma (3); and malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumours (6). Life-threatening complications were observed in five adults and included four malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumours and one meningioma. Pain was the leading symptom in 11 adults and was related to malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumours, complications of intraspinal neurofibromas, subcutaneous neurofibromas and peripheral nerve neurofibromas. NF1 in adults was not associated with other disabling or life-threatening neurological complications. Symptomatic optic pathway tumours, cerebral gliomas, symptomatic aqueductal stenosis and spinal compression due to intraspinal NF were observed exclusively during childhood. In this series, the predominant neurological features of adults with NF1 were chronic pain and malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumours.  (+info)

Von Hippel's disease in association with von Recklinghausen's neurofibromatosis. (3/767)

Ten members of a large family who showed manifestations of either von Hippel-Lindau disease or von Recklinghausen's neurofibromatosis were examined. Three of 10 members were found to have retinal angiomas which had not been present on fundus examination 3 years previously. These angiomas were associated with ocular and systemic signs of neurofibromatosis. These cases show overlapping manifestations of different phakomatoses and provide support for the concept of a common aetiology for these diseases.  (+info)

Spontaneous haemothorax: a cause of sudden death in von Recklinghausen's disease. (4/767)

Vasculopathy is a relatively frequent but poorly recognised manifestation of von Recklinghausen's neurofibromatosis. One of its more dramatic presentations is as spontaneous haemothorax. Clinicians and pathologists should be aware of this syndrome as a cause of sudden death in patients with neurofibromatosis.  (+info)

A clinical study of type 1 neurofibromatosis in north west England. (5/767)

A clinical study of patients on the North West Regional Genetic Register with neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) identified 523 affected cases from 304 families. In those for whom relevant information was available, 86.7% (383 of 442) had more than six cafe au lait patches, 83.8% (310 of 370) had axillary freckling, 42.3% (151 of 357) had inguinal freckling, and 63% (157 of 249) had Lisch nodules. Cutaneous neurofibromas were present in 59.4% (217 of 365) and 45.5% (150 of 330) were noted to have subcutaneous tumours. Plexiform neurofibromas were present in 15.3% (80 of 523). A positive family history of NF1 was found in 71.2% (327 of 459) and 28.8% (132 of 459) of affected patients were considered to be the result of a new mutation. Learning difficulties of varying severity occurred in 62% (186 of 300). CNS tumours associated with NF1 were reported in 9.4% (49) of patients, optic gliomas occurring in 25 of these, 4.8% of patients. Some degree of scoliosis was reported for 11.7% (61), 1.9% (10) had pseudoarthrosis, 4.3% (23) had epilepsy, and 2.1% (11) had spinal neurofibromas. Actuarial analyses were carried out for both optic glioma and malignant nerve sheath tumours and the data are presented.  (+info)

The Nf1 tumor suppressor regulates mouse skin wound healing, fibroblast proliferation, and collagen deposited by fibroblasts. (6/767)

Neurofibromatosis type 1 patients develop peripheral nerve tumors (neurofibromas) composed mainly of Schwann cells and fibroblasts, in an abundant collagen matrix produced by fibroblasts. Trauma has been proposed to trigger neurofibroma formation. To test if loss of the neurofibromatosis type 1 gene (Nf1) compromises fibroblast function in vivo following trauma, skin wounding was performed in Nf1 knockout mice. The pattern and amount of collagen-rich granulation bed tissue, manufactured by fibroblasts, was grossly abnormal in 60% of Nf1+/- wounds. Nf1 mutant fibroblasts showed cell autonomous abnormalities in collagen deposition in vitro that were not mimicked by Ras activation in fibroblasts, even though some Nf1 effects are mediated through Ras. Nf1+/- skin wound fibroblasts also proliferated past the normal wound maturation phase; this in vivo effect was potentiated by muscle injury. In vitro, Nf1+/- fibroblasts showed higher proliferation in 10% serum than Nf1+/+ fibroblasts. Macrophage-conditioned media or epidermal growth factor potentiated Nf1+/- fibroblast proliferation in vitro, demonstrating abnormal response of mutant fibroblasts to wound cytokines. Thus Nf1 is a key regulator of fibroblast responses to injury, and Nf1 mutation in mouse fibroblasts causes abnormalities characteristic of human neurofibromas.  (+info)

Haploinsufficiency for the neurofibromatosis 1 (NF1) tumor suppressor results in increased astrocyte proliferation. (7/767)

Individuals affected with neurofibromatosis 1 (NF1) harbor increased numbers of GFAP-immunoreactive cerebral astrocytes and develop astrocytomas that can lead to blindness and death. Mice heterozygous for a targeted Nf1 mutation (Nf1+/-) were employed as a model for the human disease to evaluate the hypothesis that reduced NF1 protein (neurofibromin) expression may confer a growth advantage for astrocytes, such that inactivation of only one NF1 allele is sufficient for abnormal astrocyte proliferation. Here, we report that Nf17+/- mice have increased numbers of cerebral astrocytes and increased astrocyte proliferation compared to wild-type littermates. Intriguingly, primary Nf1+/- astrocyte cultures failed to demonstrate a cell-autonomous growth advantage unless they were cocultured with C17 neuronal cells. This C17 neuronal cell-induced Nf1+/- increase in proliferation was blocked by MEK inhibition (PD98059), suggesting a p21-ras-dependent effect. Furthermore, mice heterozygous for a targeted mutation in another GAP molecule, p120-GAP, demonstrated no increases in cerebral astrocyte number. These findings suggest that reduced NF1 expression results in a cell context-dependent increase in astrocyte proliferation that may be sufficient for the development of astrocytic growth abnormalities in patients with NF1.  (+info)

Aberrant cutaneous expression of the angiogenic factor midkine is associated with neurofibromatosis type-1. (8/767)

Neurofibromatosis type 1 is a common autosomal dominant disorder (incidence 1:3500) characterized by lesions that include neural crest derivatives such as Schwann cells and melanocytes. A critical event in the pathogenesis of neurofibromatosis type 1 is the heterozygous germ-line loss of the tumor suppressor gene NF1. Additional genetic and/or epigenetic events have been posited, including various alterations in growth factor expression. By in situ hybridization and immunohistochemistry, we demonstrate aberrant expression of the angiogenic and tumorigenic growth factor midkine in the skin of patients with neurofibromatosis type 1, but not normal individuals. We demonstrate that midkine expression is independent of the presence of neurofibromas, and thus appears to be associated with mutations in the NF1 gene. Furthermore, midkine-containing culture media is shown to stimulate the growth of human endothelial and neurofibroma-derived cells. In conclusion, we introduce the skin as a source of dysregulated growth factors in neurofibromatosis type 1, and suggest the further study of the angiogenic factor midkine in neurofibromatosis type 1 pathogenesis.  (+info)

TY - JOUR. T1 - Segmental neurofibromatosis. AU - Rawlings, C. E.. AU - Wilkins, R. H.. AU - Cook, W. A.. AU - Burger, P. C.. PY - 1987/1/1. Y1 - 1987/1/1. N2 - Of the various forms of neurofibromatosis, the best known are peripheral neurofibromatosis (von Recklinghausens disease) and central neurofibromatosis. There is a rare form called segmental neurofibromatosis, in which the cutaneous and neural changes are limited to one sector of the body and with which there is usually no family history of neurofibromatosis. We report four patients with this disorder and stress the value of repetitive, limited excision of peripheral nerve tumors in their management.. AB - Of the various forms of neurofibromatosis, the best known are peripheral neurofibromatosis (von Recklinghausens disease) and central neurofibromatosis. There is a rare form called segmental neurofibromatosis, in which the cutaneous and neural changes are limited to one sector of the body and with which there is usually no family ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Neurofibromatosis (Von Recklinghausens disease) and juxta medullary spinal lipoma. AU - Sinha, R. P.. AU - Ducker, T. B.. AU - Balentine, J. D.. PY - 1973/12/1. Y1 - 1973/12/1. N2 - Juxta medullary spinal lipoma that caused kyphoscoliosis and paraparesis is reported in a patient with von Recklinghausens disease. The incidence of this rare association, the anatomical location of the tumor, the myelographic identification and the operative therapy are presented.. AB - Juxta medullary spinal lipoma that caused kyphoscoliosis and paraparesis is reported in a patient with von Recklinghausens disease. The incidence of this rare association, the anatomical location of the tumor, the myelographic identification and the operative therapy are presented.. UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=0015899224&partnerID=8YFLogxK. UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=0015899224&partnerID=8YFLogxK. M3 - Article. C2 - 4198998. AN - SCOPUS:0015899224. VL - 1. SP - 281. EP - ...
I developed cafe au lait like spots when I was a teenager, they appeared all over my neck, back, and some on my chest. For a while they were severe, but then they went away most of them on my chest/neck (apparently back) I still have some. They do not itch or anything. Occasionally they come back, and have been creeping up higher on my neck. I read that the appearance of cafe au lait spots when there are more than a certain number and are bigger than 5mm is usually a sign of something being quite wrong like Neurofibramotosis? Does anyone know about these spots? Are they pretty clearly indicative of a problem if there a lot of large ones? I have some other probs I mentioned in another post you can refer too but I dont have deformities, which seems to occur in a lot of conditions related to these spots at least not outward deformity my organs are a bit off as I said. Could these spots be nothing? Maybe the key to getting a diagnosis?I went to the doctor and showed her just because I was there ...
All information about the latest scientific publications of the Clínica Universidad de Navarra. Upper digestive hemorrhage in a patient with von Recklinghausen neurofibromatosis
Question - What is the cause of cafe au lait spots on the head with disfigured middle toes in one with hypospadias ?. Ask a Doctor about diagnosis, treatment and medication for Hypospadias, Ask an Internal Medicine Specialist
Neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) is a genetic disorder characterized by a predisposition to develop multiple benign tumors. A major feature of NF1 is the development of localized cutaneous neurofibromas. Cutaneous neurofibromas manifest in | 99% of adults with NF1 and are responsible for major negative effects on quality of life. Previous reports have correlated increased burden of cutaneous neurofibromas with age and pregnancy, but longitudinal data are not available to establish a quantitative natural history of these lesions. The purpose of this study is to conduct a prospective natural history study of 22 adults with NF1 over an 8-year period to quantify cutaneous neurofibroma number and size. The average monthly increase in volume for cutaneous neurofibromas was 0.37 mm3 in the back region (95% CI (0.23, 0.51), p | 0.0001), 0.28 mm3 in the abdominal region (95% CI (0.16, 0.41), p | 0.0001), and 0.21 mm3 in the arm/leg region (95% CI (0.08, 0.34), p = 0.0022). The number of cutaneous neurofibromas
TY - JOUR. T1 - Phakomatoses. Part I. T2 - Neurofibromatosis type 1: Common and uncommon neuroimaging findings. AU - Faro, Scott H.. AU - Higginson, Sean N.. AU - Koenigsberg, B. S Robert. AU - Poon, Cheryce M.. AU - Swidryk, John P.. AU - Mohammed, Feroze B.. AU - Zimmerman, Robert A.. AU - Chen, Cheng Y.. PY - 2000. Y1 - 2000. N2 - Neurofibromatosis type I (NF-1) belongs to a family of diseases named phakomatoses, which are characterized by congenital malformations of ectodermal structures. Neurofibromatosis type I affects 1 in 3000 people, and has a diverse clinical presentation as well as an array of imaging findings. In this article the authors review the various neuroimaging findings present in NF-1, including abnormalities of the parenchyma, meninges, vessels, and associated neoplasms.. AB - Neurofibromatosis type I (NF-1) belongs to a family of diseases named phakomatoses, which are characterized by congenital malformations of ectodermal structures. Neurofibromatosis type I affects 1 in ...
Definition of Von recklinghausens disease with photos and pictures, translations, sample usage, and additional links for more information.
Neurofibromatosis 1(NF1) is a rare autosomal dominant disorder with an incidence of one birth out of 3000. NF1 gene is located in 17q11.2. The penetrance is near 100% by the age of 8 and the de novo mutations represent half the cases. The product of NF1 gene is neurofibromin, a protein controlling cellular differentiation and proliferation. Phenotypic expression is variable even in the same family. Neurofibromatosis 1 is characterized by café au lait spots, freckling of the folds, Lischnodules (hamartomas of iris) and multiple neurofibromas. Manifestations of neurofibromatosis 1 are pleiotropic, potentially severe and unpredictable. Morbidity and mortality associated to neurofibromatosis 1 are linked with complications, optic pathway gliomas, neurofibromas of the spine or of peripheral nerves, learning disabilities, scoliosis and bone abnormalities and vasculopathy. The investigators already demonstrated the existence of modifiers, genes modifying the phenotypic expression of neurofibromatosis ...
In infants and children, neurofibromatosis type I can interfere with the development of the spine. The disease can affect the protective covering of the spine, called the dura. Increased pressure in the spinal fluid due to neurofibromas of the spinal nerves can result in dural ectasia, which is a ballooning out of a sac that contains the cerebrospinal fluid. This condition may result in pain in the back and limbs, bladder control problems, and numbness in severe cases. Neurofibromatosis may cause tumors on an around the spinal cord. Even benign tumors in this area can cause pain and weakness in the most severe cases.. Scoliosis, an irregular side curvature of the spine from left to right, and kyphosis, or a rounded or forward angulated back, occur together or separately in about one in five people with neurofibromatosis type I. Osteoporosis is common among neurofibromatosis type I sufferers, who generally have lower bone density by age than healthy individuals. While physical therapy may be able ...
BACKGROUND:. Neurofibromatosis Type 1 (NF1) is an autosomal dominant, progressive genetic disorder characterized by diverse clinical manifestations. Patients with NF1 have an increased risk of developing tumors of the central and peripheral nervous system including plexiform neurofibromas (PN), dermal neurofibromas, optic pathway tumors, brain tumors, malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumors (MPNST), juvenile myelomonocytic leukemia, and pheochromocytomas. In addition, NF1 manifests in essentially every organ system, with for example, skeletal and vascular abnormalities, and cognitive deficits. Thus, the care for individuals with NF1 requires a multidisciplinary approach. The natural history of NF1 related tumor and other manifestations is poorly understood, and for most NF1 related tumor manifestations the only standard treatment option is surgery. The NIH Clinical Center provides the ideal infrastructure for evaluation of the natural history of rare diseases. A better understanding of the ...
Ahmet Mesrur Halefo lu, Zehra Berna Ar k. Neurofibromatosis is classified into two different inherited disorders that are known as type 1 and type 2 forms. Type I consists of the peripheric form and is also known as von Recklinghausen disease. It is far more common than type 2 disease and is characterised by benign peripheral nerve sheath tumors and cafe an lait spots on the skin. Other than neurofibromas or schwannomas, neurofibromatosis type I patients have a predilection for developing central nervous system abnormalities which include such as optic nerve gliomas and dysplastic as well as hamartomatous lesions. In our case, we demonstrated a 29 year old female patient with known history of neurofibromatosis type I. Patient had multiple neurofibromas in the pelvis, at the sacral nerve roots and scattered throughout the subcutaneous region. Magnetic resonance imaging revealed characteristic signal intensity features of these lesions and provided useful information about the relationship of ...
Neurofibromatosis is a genetic disorder that causes tumors in the nervous system. Tumors develop in the nerves or the tissue that surrounds the nerves, called the myelin sheath. Neurofibromatosis is divided into 3 types, neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1), neurofibromatosis type 2 (NF2), and schwannomatosis. The type is determined by the specific genes that are affected. This articles discusses NF1, the most common neurofibromatosis. It affects the nerves outside the brain and spinal cord, called peripheral nerves.
A 9-year-old girl presents with multiple hyperpigmented lesions, some of which have been present since birth (Figure 1). The lesions have increased in size and number. There is no history of seizures. Her 40-year-old mother has multiple skin nodules (Figure 2).
Neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) is an autosomal dominant disorder that affects multiple organ systems.1 It can be diagnosed if a patient presents with two or more of the following features: six or more café-au-lait macules of larger than 5mm in diameter before puberty or larger than 1.5mm in diameter after puberty, axillary or inguinal skinfold freckling, two or more dermal neurofibromas or one plexiform neurofibroma, two ore more iris hamartomas, an optic pathway glioma, a distinctive long bone dysplasia involving the sphenoid wing or thinning of the long bone cortex with or without pseudarthrosis, and a first-degree relative with NF1.2 Neurofibromas, one of the main clinical features, usually present as discrete nodules or pedunculated masses, but cannot be presented as vasculitic skin purpura.3 Here, we report a female patient with NF1 who demonstrated vasculitic skin rash.. A 56-year-old Japanese women with neurofibromatosis type 1 presented with new onset of microscopic hematuria, abdominal ...
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Neurofibromatosis 2 is a dominantly inherited tumor predisposition syndrome caused by mutations in the NF2 gene on chromosome 22. Affected individuals inevitably develop schwannomas typically affecting both vestibular nerves leading to deafness. Rehabilitation with brainstem implants is improving th …
There are three major clinically and genetically distinct forms of neurofibromatosis. Neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1), previously known as von Recklinghausen disease, is the most common type. The hallmarks of NF1 are the multiple café-au-lait macules
TY - JOUR. T1 - Sensitization of Ion Channels Contributes to Central and Peripheral Dysfunction in Neurofibromatosis Type 1. AU - Moutal, Aubin. AU - Dustrude, Erik T.. AU - Khanna, Rajesh. PY - 2016/5/11. Y1 - 2016/5/11. N2 - Neurofibromatosis type 1 (Nf1) is a progressive, autosomal disorder with a large degree of variability and severity of manifestations including neurological, cutaneous, ocular/orbital, orthopedic, and vascular abnormalities. Nearly half of Nf1 patients presents with cognitive impairment, specifically spatial learning deficits. These clinical manifestations suggest a global impairment of both central and peripheral nervous system functions in neurofibromatosis. Nf1 encodes for neurofibromin, a Ras GTPase-activating protein (Ras GAP) that has been implicated in the regulation of long-term potentiation (LTP), Ras/ERK (extracellular signal-regulated kinase) signaling, and learning in mice. Over the last decades, mice with a targeted mutation in the Nf1 gene, Nf1−/− ...
Neurofibromatosis encompasses a group of three complex neuro-cutaneous genetic disorders that causes tumors to form on nerve tissues and other manifestations. They arise from changes in different genes that lead to different clinical presentations. The three distinctive types of neurofibromatosis are:. Neurofibromatosis Type 1 (NF1). Neurofibromatosis Type 2 (NF2). Schwannomatosis. ...
Author: V. Suresh Kumar , B. Sekar , S. Manikandan , A.Vijay. Category: Pathology. [Download PDF]. Abstract:. Neurofibromatosis is the term used to describe a group of genetic disorders that primarily affect the cell growth of neural tissues. At least eight forms of neurofibromatosis have been recognized, the most common form being neurofibromatosis type I (NF-I), or von Recklinghausen's disease of the skin. This report represents a case of solitary neurofibroma with cafe au lait macules in a 13 year old child.. Keywords: Café au lait macules, Neurofibromatosistype-I, VonRecklinghausens disease, neurofibroma ...
Introduction: Neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1, also known as von Recklinghausens disease) is a genetic disorder with an autosomal dominant pattern of inheritance affecting the skin, skeletal, and neural tissues. A defect in the NF1 gene results in a hyperactive Ras pathway, which can in turn activate a variety of signaling pathways in a broad range of cells and tissue types. The purpose of the study was to examine cephalometric radiographs to assess craniofacial morphology of NF1 patients. Methods: A total of 74 Caucasian adult patients with NF1, and their age and gender matched controls, were selected for the study. Cephalometric radiographs were obtained for all subjects and traced in the Dolphin Software. Sixteen (16) cephalometric (linear and angular) measurements reflecting the dimensions of the cranial base, maxilla, mandible, and vertical facial heights were collected and analyzed. Results: The results showed that patients with NF1 had shorter mandible, shorter maxilla, shorter cranial ...
Az 1-es típusú neurofibromatosis autoszomális dominánsan öröklődő hamartosis, hátterében a neurofibromin-1 gén mutációi állnak. A változatos klinikai kép jellegzetességei a café-au-lait foltok, a bőr jóindulatú neurofibromái, az axillaris, inguinalis hiperpigmentációk, az íriszhamartomák, a csontrendszer deformitásai, valamint a neoplazmák kialakulásának veszélye. A neurofibromin-1 gén eltérései az esetek 50%-ában de novo mutációra vezethetőek vissza. Célkitűzés: Intézetünk 2008 óta végzi a neurofibromin-1 gén molekuláris genetikai vizsgálatát, e közleményben a tapasztalatok kerülnek összefoglalásra. Módszerek: Negyven, a neurofibromatosis klinikai tüneteit mutató beteg teljes génszekvenálása vagy multiplex ligatiofüggő amplifikációval való vizsgálata történt. Eredmények: A kóroki eltérést 31 esetben sikerült azonosítani, 8 betegben az irodalomban eddig nem ismert mutáció került detektálásra. A 8 érintettből, ...
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Melanocytic iris hamartomas, sometimes called Lisch nodules, are considered pathognomonic of this disease but are found in only about 75% of patients. These appear as sharply defined, smooth masses on the stromal surface and consist of spindle cells of melanocytic origin. Their presence correlates with the severity of skin freckles and cafe-au-lait spots. Also characteristic of neurofibromatosis 1 are eyelid fibromas causing ptosis and the familiar horizontal S-sign in the upper lid margin but these are only found in one-third of patients. Ciliary body cysts have been reported to occur at a frequency of 78%, or 10 times more frequently than in unaffected individuals. Nearly half of patients have occludable anterior chamber angles (Types 1 and 2).. Gliomas of the optic nerves, chiasm or optic tracts are slow growing astrocytomas that occur in about 15% of children at a mean age of about 5 years. While these comprise the most common intracranial tumors in NF1, they typically have a benign course ...
Neurofibromatosis (NF) is a group of three conditions in which tumors grow in the nervous system. The three types are neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1), neurofibromatosis type 2 (NF2), and schwannomatosis. In NF1 symptoms include light brown spots on the skin, freckles in the armpit and groin, small bumps within nerves, and scoliosis. In NF2 there may be hearing loss, cataracts at a young age, balance problems, flesh colored skin flaps, and muscle wasting. The tumors are generally non cancerous. The cause is a genetic mutation in certain genes. In half of cases these are inherited from a persons parents while in the rest, they occur during early development. The tumors involve supporting cells in the nervous system rather than the neurons. In NF1 the tumors are neurofibromas (tumors of the peripheral nerves), while in NF2 and schwannomatosis tumors of Schwann cells are more common. Diagnosis is typically based on the signs and symptoms and occasionally supported by genetic testing. There is no ...
Results Novel clinical features found to be associated with type-1 NF1 deletions included pes cavus (17% of patients), bone cysts (50%), attention deficit (73%), muscular hypotonia (45%) and speech difficulties (48%). Type-1 NF1 deletions were found to be disproportionately associated with facial dysmorphic features (90% of patients), tall stature (46%), large hands and feet (46%), scoliosis (43%), joint hyperflexibility (72%), delayed cognitive development and/or learning disabilities (93%) and mental retardation (IQ,70; 38%), as compared with the general NF1 patient population. Significantly increased frequencies (relative to the general NF1 population) of plexiform neurofibromas (76%), subcutaneous neurofibromas (76%), spinal neurofibromas (64%) and MPNSTs (21%) were also noted in the type-1 deletion patients. Further, 50% of the adult patients exhibited a very high burden of cutaneous neurofibromas (N≥1000). ...
Introduction: Dystrophic neurofibromatosis type I, involving upper cervical spines, is rare, which can cause serious complications. Myelopathy develops due to compression of the cord posteriorly. Surgical correction has its inherent risks and difficulties because of poor bone quality, difficult anterior approach because of bizarre deformities, and the necessary manipulation, which might cause more cord damage and ischemia. Anterior decompression with alignment correction was an early popular choice. But without posterior shortening, the technique proved unsatisfactory in restoring normal alignment. It tended to expose the graft bone at increased risk of insufficient union or extruding. So a combination of anterior decompression and posterior correction was generally recommended. This report describes surgical technique applicable to cases of severe cervical kyphosis using only anterior approach. Case Report: A 13-year-old boy, a case of neurofibromatosis type 1 presented with neck pain, and bilateral
Doctor answers on Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment, and More: Dr. Pappas on worst neurofibromatosis symptom: NIH diagnostic criteria for NF1 with two or more of following features:1)6 or more café-au-lait macules over 5 mm in diameter prepubertal individuals over 15 mm in greatest diameter in postpubertal. 2) 2or more neurofibromas or one plexiform neurofibroma.3)Freckling in armpit or groin areas4)Optic glioma (optic nerve tumor)5) | 2 Lisch nodules (iris of eye)6)typical bone lesions 7)1deg relative nf1 for topic: Worst Neurofibromatosis Symptom
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A Chinese male, with a giant facial tumor used to be recognized as a tumor man. At a very young age of four, he suffered from a rare genetic disease called
The central or type II neurofibromatosis (NF2) is an autosomal dominant syndrome characterized by tumors (usually bilateral) of the VIIIth (acustic) cranial nerves, brain meningioma, and schwannoma of the dorsal roots of the spinal cord. The incidence of neurofibromatosis type II is 1 in 25000 live births ...
NHS 111 Wales - Neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) is the most common type of neurofibromatosis, occurring in about 1 in 3,000 people.
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Researchers studying neurofibromatosis type 1 - a rare disease in which tumors grow within nerves - have found that the tumors are triggered by crosstalk between cells in the nerves and cells in the blood. The researchers, who were funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Department of Defense (DOD), also found that a drug on the market for treating certain kinds of blood cancer curbs tumor growth in a mouse model of neurofibromatosis type 1. A clinical trial of the drug is underway in people with the disease.
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Inspection 1,6:. General: swelling, discoloration, deformity, muscle symmetry/atrophy. Skin: neurofibroma, Fauns Beard, Cafe Au Lait Spots, blisters, discoloration, open wounds, scars& skin infections. Anterior View: pelvic obliquity. Posterior View: Scoliosis. Lateral View: pelvic tilt, lordotic curvature, kyphotic curvature. Postural Assessment:. Gait Assessment:. Low Back Palpation Rollover: using internet explorer rollover the images to trace some anatomy of the low back. Bony Palpation 1:. Anterior Aspect: ASIS, iliac crest, iliac tubercle, greater trochanter & pubic tubercles. Posterior Aspect: PSIS, ischial tuberosity, SI, sacral and lumbar spinous processes. Soft Tissue Palpation 1:. Midline: supraspinous and interspinous ligaments, paraspinal muscles. Iliac Crest: cluneal nerves. Sciatic Nerve: sciatic nerve. Femoral Triangal: borders (inguinal ligament, sartorius, adductor longus muscle) floor (pectineus, iliopsoas) contents (femoral artery, femoral nerve, femoral vein, lymph ...
Many thanks for your support -- and dont forget to forward this to anyone who you think might want to donate too!. We will be walking in Memphis as a family!. Savannahs Story:. Savannah was diagnosed with NF1 shortly after birth. Her mom, Dana, had NF1 so the cafe au lait spots were enough for a diagnosis. Savannah is now 7 years old and a second grader at Knoxville Christian School in Knoxville, TN. She is very bright, but does struggle at times due to Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. In April of 2011, Savannah had a routine MRI. The MRI revealed a lump on her brainstem and cervical spine. She went to St Jude for an evaluation. At this time they are not 100% sure what the mass is or what it will mean for Savannahs future. She is to return to St Jude every three months for repeat MRIs to monitor the brain mass. Savannah rarely lets her condition get her down. She is a happy girl whose motto is Everyone needs a hug, so I am going to hug everybody!. Carolines Story:. Caroline was ...
Pacilli M, Sebire NJ, Thambapillai E, Pierro A. Juvenile papillomatosis of the breast in a male infant with Noonan syndrome, cafe au lait spots, and family history of breast carcinoma. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2005 Dec;45(7):991-3 ...
This is often called Recklinghausens Neurofibromatosis Neuro comes from nerves, fibro comes from fibre and matosis means processed substance. This is a
My 18 year old daughter just had a dermatology check up (dad has melanoma). They called to discuss the fact she has 10 cafe au lait spots on her legs and back. Some of these spots are rather large. She...
Bloom syndrome is a rare autosomal recessive disorder characterized by short stature, brachydactyly, malar hypoplasia and facial telangiectesia, erythema and cafe au lait spots. Affected individuals have increased risk of developing malignancies....
A set of neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) patients was screened for large NF1 gene deletions by comparing patient and parent genotypes at 10 intragenic polymorphic loci. Of 67 patient/parent sets (47 new mutation patients and 20 familial cases), five (7.5%) showed loss of heterozygosity (LOH), indicative of NF1 gene deletion. These five patients did not have severe NF1 manifestations, mental retardation, or dysmorphic features, in contrast to previous reports of large NF1 deletions. All five deletions were de novo and occurred on the maternal chromosome. However, two patients showed partial LOH, consistent with somatic mosaicism for the deletion, suggesting that mosaicism may be more frequent in NF1 than previously recognised (and may have bearing on clinical severity). We suggest that large NF1 deletions (1) are not always associated with unusual clinical features, (2) tend to occur more frequently on maternal alleles, and (3) are an important mechanism for constitutional and somatic mutations in ...
Eighty-one subjects (56 affected patients and 25 parents of isolated affected cases) from 63 families with neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) on the North Western Regional Genetic Family Register (NWRGFR) were interviewed. Patients were interviewed either before (n = 26) or after (n = 55) genetic counselling. In the group as a whole, knowledge of the clinical features and the genetic aspects of the condition was poor (mean score 7 within the range of 0 to 18). The following factors were significantly associated with higher knowledge: (1) genetic counselling, (2) higher social class, (3) child with NF1, (4) when NF1 had influenced reproductive decisions, (5) young age at diagnosis, and (6) member of a patient support group. The majority of the affected subjects perceived themselves to be more severely affected than by medical classification, with persons who had been diagnosed later in life, had a child with NF1, or who were concerned about the cosmetic aspects of the disease perceiving themselves to ...
Pheochromocytomas and Paragangliomas (PCC/PGL) are rare endocrine tumors that are mostly benign, but often hormone producing, causing significant morbidity and mortality due to excess catecholamine secretion and cardiovascular crises. It is estimated that 30% of PCC/PGL are due to germline mutations, including Neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1). There is little published data describing the phenotype of NF1-associated PCC/PGL and there are no established recommendations for PCC/PGL screening in NF1. We conducted a retrospective chart review of 17 patients with NF1-associated PCC/PGL who received care at a large academic referral center between the years of 1992-2016. Average age of diagnosis was 42 years old. Both genders were equally affected. Average tumor size was 3.9 cm. Nine patients were hypertensive; one had orthostatic hypotension; three had tachycardia; the remaining two patients had normal BP and HR. Most tumors were benign, unilateral adrenal tumors that were hormonally active. Two had metastatic
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TY - JOUR. T1 - Cellular signal transduction via the neurofibromatosis type 2 tumor suppressor gene product; Merlin. AU - Araki, Norie. AU - Saya, Hideyuki. PY - 1999/12/1. Y1 - 1999/12/1. UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=0033073656&partnerID=8YFLogxK. UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=0033073656&partnerID=8YFLogxK. M3 - Article. C2 - 10200606. AN - SCOPUS:0033073656. VL - 71. SP - 128. EP - 134. JO - Seikagaku. The Journal of Japanese Biochemical Society. JF - Seikagaku. The Journal of Japanese Biochemical Society. SN - 0037-1017. IS - 2. ER - ...
A malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumor (MPNST) (also known as malignant schwannoma, neurofibrosarcoma, and neurosarcoma) is a form of cancer of the connective tissue surrounding nerves. Given its origin and behavior it is classified as a sarcoma. About half the cases are diagnosed in people with neurofibromatosis; the lifetime risk for an MPNST in patients with neurofibromatosis type 1 is 8-13%. MPNST with rhabdomyoblastomatous component are called malignant triton tumors. The first-line treatment is surgical resection with wide margins. Chemotherapy (e.g. high-dose doxorubicin) and often radiotherapy are done as adjuvant and/or neoadjuvant treatment. Malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumors are a rare type of cancer that arise from the soft tissue that surrounds nerves. They are a type of sarcoma. Most malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumors arise from the nerve plexuses that distribute nerves into the limbs-the brachial and lumbar plexuses-or from nerves as they arise from the trunk. ...
Telomerase activity (TA) and the expression of its enzymatic subunits, which have been demonstrated in many tumors, remain poorly investigated in tumors associated with neurofibromatosis type I (NFI). In this study, we analysed the association of TA and the expression of telomerase RNA (TR) and telomerase reverse transcriptase (TERT) in 23 malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumors (MPNST) (17 high grade and 6 low grade tumors), 11 plexiform neurofibromas (PNF) and 6 dermal neurofibromas (DNF). TA was studied using telomerase repeat amplification protocol (TRAP) assay and expression of TR and TERT was investigated using reverse transcription PCR (RT-PCR) and real-time PCR. TA was detected in 14 out of 17 (82%) high grade MPNST, whereas all 6 low grade MPNST and 17 benign tumors were telomerase negative. The TERT transcripts were detected in all high grade MPNST, 50% of the low grade MPNST, and 4 benign tumors. However, the expression level of the TERT strikingly correlated with TA and high grade ...
BACKGROUND: Parapharyngeal space tumours are uncommon and represent 0.5-1 per cent of all head and neck neoplasms; 20-30 per cent of these are malignant. Malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumours are rare and mostly encountered in patients with neurofibromatosis type 1. Only four cases of parapharyngeal space tumours have been reported in the English language in patients without neurofibromatosis type 1. CASE REPORT: We report the case of a 64-year-old man with no stigmata of neurofibromatosis type 1, in whom a mass in the left pre-styloid region of the parapharyngeal space was an incidental finding following magnetic resonance imaging for investigation of cervical spine problems. The mass was consequently removed using a transcervical approach. A histological review revealed a low-grade malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumour. DISCUSSION: We consider the pathophysiology of this highly malignant tumour as well as the challenging anatomy of the parapharyngeal space and the surgical and other therapeutic
TY - JOUR. T1 - Imatinib mesylate for plexiform neurofibromas in patients with neurofibromatosis type 1. T2 - A phase 2 trial. AU - Robertson, Kent. AU - Nalepa, Grzegorz. AU - Yang, Feng Chun. AU - Bowers, Daniel C.. AU - Ho, Chang. AU - Hutchins, Gary. AU - Croop, James. AU - Vik, Terry. AU - Denne, Scott. AU - Parada, Luis F.. AU - Hingtgen, Cynthia M.. AU - Walsh, Larry. AU - Yu, Menggang. AU - Pradhan, Kamnesh. AU - Edwards-Brown, Mary K.. AU - Cohen, Mervyn D.. AU - Fletcher, James. AU - Travers, Jeffrey. AU - Staser, Karl W.. AU - Lee, Melissa W.. AU - Sherman, Marcie R.. AU - Davis, Cynthia J.. AU - Miller, Lucy C.. AU - Ingram, David. AU - Clapp, D.. PY - 2012/12. Y1 - 2012/12. N2 - Background: Plexiform neurofibromas are slow-growing chemoradiotherapy-resistant tumours arising in patients with neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1). Currently, there are no viable therapeutic options for patients with plexiform neurofibromas that cannot be surgically removed because of their proximity to vital ...
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TY - JOUR. T1 - Histopathologic investigation of a case of meningioangiomatosis not associated with von Recklinghausens disease. AU - Kunishio, Katsuzo. AU - Yamamoto, Yuji. AU - Sunami, Norio. AU - Satoh, Toru. AU - Asari, Shoji. AU - Yoshino, Tadashi. AU - Ohtuki, Yuji. PY - 1987/6. Y1 - 1987/6. N2 - A case of meningioangiomatosis not associated with von Recklinghausens disease is reported. Microscopically, irregularly branched blood vessels extending into the gray matter from the meningeal surface are surrounded by a concentric arrangement of proliferating spindle-formed cells. Ultrastructurally these proliferating cells are composed of elongated heterochromatin-rich nuclei and slender cytoplasm-containing microfilaments, occasionally associated with desmosomal junctions and basal laminalike structures. Judging from these findings, together with a negative immune reaction for S-100 protein, the histogenesis of these proliferating cells is most probably meningothelial in origin.. AB - A case ...
Objective: People with neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) have a 10% lifetime risk of developing a malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumor (MPNST). MPNSTs are often metastatic and are a frequent cause of death among people with NF1. Clinical evidence suggests that most MPNSTs in people with NF1 develop from preexisting plexiform neurofibromas. However, it is not known whether an individuals risk of developing an MPNST is associated with the burden of benign neurofibromas. The authors conducted a study to determine whether people with NF1 who have benign neurofibromas of various kinds are at greater risk of developing MPNSTs than patients with NF1 who lack these benign tumors.. Methods: Clinical information on 476 NF1 probands in the Henri Mondor Database was analyzed by logistic regression to examine associations between MPNSTs and internal plexiform, superficial plexiform, subcutaneous, and cutaneous neurofibromas.. Results: Individuals with subcutaneous neurofibromas were approximately three ...
The cancer arises in the cells that cover nerve cells and can occur anywhere in the body. The cells around the nerve cells are called schwann cells, so MPNST can also be called schwannomas or neurofibrosarcomas. They most commonly occur in people who have a rare genetic disorder called Von Recklinghausens disease. Also referred to as Peripheral nervous system tumor or malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumor.
Malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumors (MPNSTs) are aggressive soft tissue tumors arising sporadically although more frequently in patients with Neurofibromatosis type 1. Prognosis remains dismal as chemo- and radiotherapy have not been shown to be successful. The heparin-binding growth factor, Midkine (MK), is implicated in the tumorigenesis of benign and plexiform neurofibromas, and thereof arising MPNSTs. MK is mitogenic, anti-apoptotic, angiogenic and can promote tumorigenicity in several cell types. Thus, we investigated the role of MK in malignant biology and tumorigenicity in MPNSTs by stable transfection into MPNST cell lines. Overexpression of MK in the MPNST cell line, S462, increased cell viability and protected cells from apoptosis under serum deprivation, but did not induce proliferation. In addition, MK-transfected S462 cells were partially protected from vincristine-induced cell death. Conditioned medium of MK-transfected S462 cells was a potent mitogen for human umbilical ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Gene expression profiling reveals unique molecular subtypes of neurofibromatosis type I-associated and sporadic malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumors. AU - Watson, Mark A.. AU - Perry, Arie. AU - Tihan, Tarik. AU - Prayson, Richard A.. AU - Guha, Abhijit. AU - Bridge, Julia. AU - Ferner, Rosalie. AU - Gutmann, David H.. PY - 2004/7. Y1 - 2004/7. N2 - Malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumors (MPNSTs) are highly aggressive Schwann cell neoplasms that are frequently associated with Type I Neurofibromatosis (NF1) and respond poorly to current therapeutic regimens. To better understand the molecular heterogeneity of these tumors, we performed gene expression profiling on 25 NF1-associated and 17 sporadic MPNSTs using oligonucleotide microarrays representing approximately 8100 unique human gene transcripts. Using several previously reported statistical approaches, we were unable to identify a molecular signature that could reliably distinguish between NF1-associated and sporadic ...
Previous studies have suggested that amplification of genes, notably the TOP2A gene, on chromosome arm 17q may be important for the development of malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumour (MPNST). In order to study the frequency, distribution, and chromosomal organization of rearrangements at 17q, interphase and metaphase fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) were used to evaluate copy number changes at 17q in 28 MPNSTs. Increased copy numbers were seen for the ERBB2 and TOP2A genes in eight and nine cases, respectively, supporting a potential role for these two genes in MPNST tumourigenesis. Net gain of distal 17q material was observed in 16 of the 28 MPNSTs, with high-level gain in three cases, and was associated with poor outcome. Among the 26 patients for whom follow-up data were available, gain of distal 17q was present in 11 of 12 tumours that had metastasized, compared with 4 of 14 of those that had not metastasized. Detailed FISH mapping analysis of metaphase spreads identified a 2 ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Recurrent chromosomal imbalances and structurally abnormal breakpoints within complex karyotypes of malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumour and malignant triton tumour. T2 - A cytogenetic and molecular cytogenetic study. AU - Bridge, R. S.. AU - Bridge, J. A.. AU - Neff, J. R.. AU - Naumann, S.. AU - Althof, P.. AU - Bruch, L. A.. PY - 2004/11/1. Y1 - 2004/11/1. N2 - Background: Cytogenetic studies of malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumours (MPNSTs) and malignant triton tumours (MTTs) are rare. Aims: To undertake cytogenetic analysis of these tumours. Methods: Conventional cytogenetic analysis of 21 MPNSTs and MTTs from 17 patients (nine with peripheral neurofibromatosis (NF1)) was carried out using standard culture and harvesting procedures. For a more precise identification of composite structural rearrangements and marker chromosomes, spectral karyotypic analysis (SKY) was applied to a subset of cases. In addition, EGFR gene copy number was assessed by fluorescence in situ ...
Vijaya K1, Vani BS1, Vani R1, KRK Prasad1, Veena Kumari L1, Jijiya Bai P1, Durgaprasad A2, Ranga Reddy3, Madhumohan Reddy3. 1Department of Pathology, 2Department of Anesthesiology, 3Department of General Surgery, Malla Reddy Medical College for Women, Hyderabad, Telangana. Corresponding Author. Dr. K. Vijaya. Email: [email protected] ABSTRACT Malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumor is a relatively rare tumor in general population with an incidence of 0.001%. But in patients of Neurofibromatosis the incidence is 2 -5%. It usually affects the extremities in these patients and rarely occurs in other sites like trunk, head and neck, intra spinal region, scalp and Intra cranial regions. We present a case of malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumor of the chest wall in an elderly patient with Neurofibromatosis with review of literature.. Key words: Malignant Peripheral Nerve Sheath Tumor, Neurofibromatosis -1. INTRODUCTION. Primary tumors of chest wall are rare and MPNSTs constitute 5% of them. ...
BFM: The Business Radio Station - Neurofibromatosis. Dr Lee Moon Keen was interviewed on the topic of Neurofibromatosis, a hereditary condition associated with nerve sheath tumours and markers on the skin, in the form of cafe au lait spots and armpit freckles. Medical, genetic and social aspects of the condition were discussed.
Neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) is a common, dominantly inherited genetic disorder that results from mutations in the neurofibromin 1 (NF1) gene. Affected individuals demonstrate abnormalities in neural-crest-derived tissues that include hyperpigmented skin lesions and benign peripheral nerve sheath tumors. NF1 patients also have a predisposition to malignancies including juvenile myelomonocytic leukemia (JMML), optic glioma, glioblastoma, schwannoma and malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumors (MPNSTs). In an effort to better define the molecular and cellular determinants of NF1 disease pathogenesis in vivo, we employed targeted mutagenesis strategies to generate zebrafish harboring stable germline mutations in nf1a and nf1b, orthologues of NF1. Animals homozygous for loss-of-function alleles of nf1a or nf1b alone are phenotypically normal and viable. Homozygous loss of both alleles in combination generates larval phenotypes that resemble aspects of the human disease and results in larval ...
Neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) is a common, dominantly inherited genetic disorder that results from mutations in the neurofibromin 1 (NF1) gene. Affected individuals demonstrate abnormalities in neural crest-derived tissues that include hyperpigmented skin lesions and benign peripheral nerve sheath tumors. NF1 patients also have a predisposition to malignancies including juvenile myelomonocytic leukemia (JMML), optic glioma, glioblastoma, schwannoma, and malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumors (MPNSTs). In an effort to better define the molecular and cellular determinants of NF1 disease pathogenesis in vivo, we employed targeted mutagenesis strategies to generate zebrafish harboring stable germline mutations in nf1a and nf1b, orthologues of NF1. Animals homozygous for loss-of-function alleles of nf1a or nf1b alone are phenotypically normal and viable. Homozygous loss of both alleles in combination generates larval phenotypes that resemble aspects of the human disease and results in larval ...
From: GHR BAP1 tumor predisposition syndrome is an inherited disorder that increases the risk of a variety of cancerous (malignant) and noncancerous (benign) tumors, most commonly certain types of tumors that occur in the skin, eyes, kidneys, and the tissue that lines the chest, abdomen, and the outer surface of the internal organs (the mesothelium). Affected individuals can develop one or more types of tumor, and affected members of the same family can have different types. Some people with BAP1 tumor predisposition syndrome develop growths in the skin known as atypical Spitz tumors. People with this syndrome may have more than one of these tumors, and they can have dozens. Atypical Spitz tumors are generally considered benign, although it is unclear if they can become cancerous. Skin cancers are also associated with BAP1 tumor predisposition syndrome, including cutaneous melanoma and basal cell carcinoma. A type of eye cancer called uveal melanoma is the most common cancerous tumor in BAP1 ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - c-Fms Signaling Mediates Neurofibromatosis Type-1 Osteoclast Gain-In-Functions. AU - He, Yongzheng. AU - Rhodes, Steven D.. AU - Chen, Shi. AU - Wu, Xiaohua. AU - Yuan, Jin. AU - Yang, Xianlin. AU - Jiang, Li. AU - Li, Xianqi. AU - Takahashi, Naoyuki. AU - Xu, Mingjiang. AU - Mohammad, Khalid S.. AU - Guise, Theresa A.. AU - Yang, Feng Chun. N1 - Copyright: Copyright 2013 Elsevier B.V., All rights reserved.. PY - 2012/11/7. Y1 - 2012/11/7. N2 - Skeletal abnormalities including osteoporosis and osteopenia occur frequently in both pediatric and adult neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) patients. NF1 (Nf1) haploinsufficient osteoclasts and osteoclast progenitors derived from both NF1 patients and Nf1+/- mice exhibit increased differentiation, migration, and bone resorptive capacity in vitro, mediated by hyperactivation of p21Ras in response to limiting concentrations of macrophage-colony stimulating factor (M-CSF). Here, we show that M-CSF binding to its receptor, c-Fms, results in ...
Most adults with neurofibromatosis develop neurofibromas, which are benign tumors that are usually located on or just under the skin. These tumors may also grow along nerves near the spinal cord or along nerves elsewhere in the body. These tumors, which usually develop in adolescence or adulthood, are called malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumors. People with neurofibromatosis also have an increased risk of developing other cancers, including brain tumors and cancer of blood forming tissue (leukemia). The treatment of neurofibromatosis is symptomatic. There is no specific treatment, and management includes genetic counseling and early detection of symptoms or complications. A maximization of quality of life improvement measures and supportive treatments are imperative. A mixture of THC & CBD is being used to address symptoms.. ...
The dismal outcome of malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumor (MPNST) highlights the necessity of finding new therapeutic methods to benefit patients with this aggressive sarcoma. Our purpose was to investigate epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) as a potential therapeutic target in MPNSTs. We performed a microarray based-comparative genomic hybridization (aCGH) profiling of two cohorts of primary MPNST tissue samples including 25 patients treated at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center (MD Anderson) and 26 patients from Tianjin Medical University Cancer Institute & Hospital (TMUCIH). Fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) method was used to validate the gene amplification detected by aCGH analysis. Another independent cohort of 56 formalin fixed paraffin embedded (FFPE) MPNST samples was obtained to explore EGFR protein expression by immunohistochemical analysis. Cell biology detection and validation were performed on human MPNST cell lines ST88-14 and STS26T. aCGH and pathway
In individuals with inherited tumor predisposition syndrome neurofibromatosis type I (NF1), malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumors (MPNSTs) are a significant risk. This study aimed at determining the cooperativity between TP53 underexpression and EGFR overexpression in vitro (immortalized human Schwann cells) and in vivo (transgenic mice) in the development of NF1-associated MPNSTs. The authors cite human gene copy number alteration data, microarray expression data, and TMA analysis to support the relationship between TP53 and EGFR in tumorigenesis ...
Neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) patients develop benign neurofibromas and malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumors (MPNST). These incurable peripheral nerve tumors result from loss of NF1 tumor suppressor gene function, causing hyperactive Ras signaling. Activated Ras controls numerous downstream effectors, but specific pathways mediating the effects of hyperactive Ras in NF1 tumors are unknown.
Purpose: Four sets of clinical diagnostic criteria have been proposed for neurofibromatosis 2, but all have low sensitivity at the time of initial clinical assessment for the disease among patients with a negative family history who do not present with bilateral vestibular schwannomas. We have empirically developed and tested an improved set of diagnostic criteria that uses current understanding of the natural history and genetic characteristics of neurofibromatosis 2 to increase sensitivity while maintaining very high specificity. Methods: We used data from the UK Neurofibromatosis 2 Registry and Kaplan-Meier curves to estimate frequencies of clinical features at various ages among patients with or without unequivocal neurofibromatosis 2. On the basis of this analysis, we developed the Baser criteria, a new diagnostic system that incorporates genetic testing and gives more weight to the most characteristic features and to those that occur before 30 years of age. Results: In an independent ...
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Neurofibromatosis type 1 and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder: a case study and literature review Carmen Sílvia Miguel, Tiffany M Chaim-Avancini, Maria Aparecida Silva, Mario Rodrigues LouzãAdult Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Program (PRODATH), Institute of Psychiatry, University of São Paulo, São Paulo, BrazilBackground: The cognitive profile of children with neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) has been well characterized, but few studies have evaluated the cognitive abilities of adults with NF1 and ADHD.Objectives: We investigated 1) the cognitive profile of an adult patient with NF1 and inattention problems, 2) changes in his cognition after 14 months of follow-up, and 3) whether the patient exhibited comorbid NF1 and ADHD or secondary ADHD-like symptoms.Methods: We administered neuropsychological tests of executive function, attention, verbal and visual memory, visuospatial function, and language
Malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumors (MPNSTs) are highly aggressive Schwann cell neoplasms that are frequently associated with Type I Neurofibromatosis (NF1) and respond poorly to current therapeutic regimens. To better understand the molecular heterogeneity of these tumors, we performed gene ex …
Just over half of people with NF2 develop benign tumours on or underneath the surface of their skin. These are called schwannomas.. These often take the form of skin plaques. These are small, coloured, raised patches of skin that are usually less than 2cm across. Tumours that develop under the skin can grow to around the size of a golf ball and they can be painful if they develop along a section of nerves.. Some people with NF2 also develop one or two coffee-coloured patches on their skin, called café au lait spots. However, having lots of café au lait spots is usually a sign of neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1).. ...
Just over half of people with NF2 develop benign tumours on or underneath the surface of their skin. These are called schwannomas.. These often take the form of skin plaques. These are small, coloured, raised patches of skin that are usually less than 2cm across. Tumours that develop under the skin can grow to around the size of a golf ball and they can be painful if they develop along a section of nerves.. Some people with NF2 also develop one or two coffee-coloured patches on their skin, called café au lait spots. However, having lots of café au lait spots is usually a sign of neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1).. ...
MPNST poses significant clinical challenges because it is a highly malignant tumor characterized by a high rate of local recurrence and a strong tendency to metastasize (33). The dismal prognosis highlights the importance of identifying new clinicopathologic and molecular factors that affect MPNST outcome and the urgent need to establish better therapeutic strategies for patients with MPNST. In this study, we conducted genomic and molecular studies of MPNST samples and found evidence that IGF1R protein overexpression is an important molecular marker for tumor-free survival in MPNST patients and that IGF1R is a promising therapeutic target in this disease.. A major contribution of this study is the extensive characterization of IGF1R as a potential therapeutic target for MPNST patients by genomic, IHC, and cellular biologic approaches. Several lines of evidence implicate IGF1R as a potential therapeutic target in MPNST: the IGF1R gene is frequently amplified; the IGF1R protein expression ...
The results of a collaborative Italian study on Neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) among the Pediatric Institute of Siena and 63 Italian Pediatric Institutions are reported. Data regarding 375 NF1 cases have been obtained from the Italian Registry of Neurocutaneous Syndromes established in 1987. The study allowed us to obtain data about the frequency of the main findings of the disease. Some of these findings, such as macrocephaly and multiple areas of increased signal intensity on T2-weighted images at brain MRI (Unidentified Bright Objects or UBOs) are not included in the diagnostic criteria; however they appear to be important from the diagnostic point of view because of their high incidence. UBOs have been observed in 56% of cases in which MRI was performed and, since they did not show an invasive nature, it is important that these images are well known in order to avoid a misdiagnosis of cerebral tumors. DNA linkage analysis, using probes linked to NF1 locus in 9 families with 2 or 3 ...
Results: Treatment with verticillin A resulted in decreased STS growth and an increase in apoptotic levels after 24 h. 100 nM verticillin A induced significant cellular growth abrogation after 24 h (96.7, 88.7, 72.7, 57, and 39.7% reduction in LMS1, S462, ST88, SKLMS1, and MPNST724, respectively). We observed no arrest in cell cycle, elevated annexin, and a nearly two-fold increase in cleaved caspase 3/7 activity in all MPNST and LMS cell lines. Control normal human Schwann (HSC) and aortic smooth muscle (HASMC) cells displayed higher tolerance to verticillin A treatment compared to sarcoma cell lines, although toxicity was seen in HSC at the highest treatment dose. In vivo studies mirrored the in vitro results: by day 11, tumor size was significantly reduced in MPNST724 xenograft models with treatment of 0.25 and 0.5 mg/kg verticillin A. Additionally, IHC assessment of tumors demonstrated increased cleaved caspase 3 and decreased proliferation (Ki67) following treatment with verticillin A ...
Poster (2011, May). We discuss the case of two patients who developped delayed malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumor (MPNST) following radiotherapy. Case report: the first patient is a sixty year-old woman with a 2 years ... [more ▼]. We discuss the case of two patients who developped delayed malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumor (MPNST) following radiotherapy. Case report: the first patient is a sixty year-old woman with a 2 years history of right cervicobrachial pain and weakness. The neurological examination depicted severe weakness, atrophy and loss of sensation in the right C5 and C6 territories. A subclavicular hardened and enlarged lymph node was noted. Her past medical history was notable for a Hodgkins disease (HD) treated with radiation therapy (,40Gy) 35 years earlier. Brachial plexus MRI revealed a tumoral mass arising from the right brachial plexus. Biopsy of the subclavicular mass revealed a poorly differentiated malignant tumour consisting of spindle cells showing moderate ...
Poster (2011, May). We discuss the case of two patients who developped delayed malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumor (MPNST) following radiotherapy. Case report: the first patient is a sixty year-old woman with a 2 years ... [more ▼]. We discuss the case of two patients who developped delayed malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumor (MPNST) following radiotherapy. Case report: the first patient is a sixty year-old woman with a 2 years history of right cervicobrachial pain and weakness. The neurological examination depicted severe weakness, atrophy and loss of sensation in the right C5 and C6 territories. A subclavicular hardened and enlarged lymph node was noted. Her past medical history was notable for a Hodgkins disease (HD) treated with radiation therapy (,40Gy) 35 years earlier. Brachial plexus MRI revealed a tumoral mass arising from the right brachial plexus. Biopsy of the subclavicular mass revealed a poorly differentiated malignant tumour consisting of spindle cells showing moderate ...
Poster (2011, May). We discuss the case of two patients who developped delayed malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumor (MPNST) following radiotherapy. Case report: the first patient is a sixty year-old woman with a 2 years ... [more ▼]. We discuss the case of two patients who developped delayed malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumor (MPNST) following radiotherapy. Case report: the first patient is a sixty year-old woman with a 2 years history of right cervicobrachial pain and weakness. The neurological examination depicted severe weakness, atrophy and loss of sensation in the right C5 and C6 territories. A subclavicular hardened and enlarged lymph node was noted. Her past medical history was notable for a Hodgkins disease (HD) treated with radiation therapy (,40Gy) 35 years earlier. Brachial plexus MRI revealed a tumoral mass arising from the right brachial plexus. Biopsy of the subclavicular mass revealed a poorly differentiated malignant tumour consisting of spindle cells showing moderate ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Epigenomic reordering induced by polycomb loss drives oncogenesis but leads to therapeutic vulnerabilities in malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumors. AU - Wojcik, John B.. AU - Marchione, Dylan M.. AU - Sidoli, Simone. AU - Djedid, Anissa. AU - Lisby, Amanda. AU - Majewski, Jacek. AU - Garcia, Benjamin A.. PY - 2019/7/1. Y1 - 2019/7/1. N2 - Malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumor (MPNST) is an aggressive sarcoma with recurrent loss-of-function alterations in polycomb-repressive complex 2 (PRC2), a histone-modifying complex involved in transcriptional silencing. To understand the role of PRC2 loss in pathogenesis and identify therapeutic targets, we conducted parallel global epigenomic and proteomic analysis of archival formalin-fixed, paraffinembedded (FFPE) human MPNST with and without PRC2 loss (MPNSTLOSS vs. MPNSTRET). Loss of PRC2 resulted in increased histone posttranslational modifications (PTM) associated with active transcription, most notably H3K27Ac and H3K36me2, ...
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MPNSTs are aggressive malignancies associated with poor survival and for which no effective therapy is available. We considered that establishing preclinical models was a useful step in developing an experimental framework for more accurate, personalized testing of new therapeutic approaches. Our molecular understanding of cancer has been significantly expanded in recent years thanks to the development of large‐scale cancer genome initiatives such as TCGA or ICGC (International Cancer Genome Consortium et al, 2010) aimed at identifying the genomic alterations that drive the oncogenic process. However, the development of novel therapeutic strategies is largely contingent on the availability of preclinical models capable of recapitulating the disease. Orthotopic PDTXs have proved to be excellent models for this purpose because they preserve the key influence of the tumor microenvironment, in contrast to in vitro cellular models or subcutaneous xenografts (Richmond & Su, 2008; Kopetz et al, 2012; ...
Malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumors, which also expand alongside the nerves throughout the body, are the most typical cancerous tumor located in people with NF1 and manifest in around ten% of affected men and women. In little ones with NF1, the most common tumors are optic glioma (tumors that expand together the nerve major with the eye towards the Mind) and brain tumors. Optic gliomas associated with NF1 are sometimes asymptomatic Even though they may result in eyesight reduction.[one][5] Other functions of NF1 may possibly include things like:[1][two][five] Café au lait places (flat patches about get more info the skin which might be darker when compared to the bordering area ...
Oncogenic hypophostphatemic osteomalacia is rare form of osteomalacia with few cases reported in the literature. It is characterized by later onset in adulthood, renal phosphate loss with hypophosphatemia and poor bone mineralization. The syndrome is associated with mesenchymal tumours or prostatic CA. We report a case of oncogenic hypophosphatemic ostoemalacia associated with neurofibromatosis.. Key words: Oncogenic hypophoosphatemic osteomalacia, neurofibromatosis, mesenchymal tumors ...
Malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumors (MPNSTs) are aggressive soft tissue sarcomas that occur either sporadically or in patients with Neurofibromatosis type I. Surgery is the main stay of treatment, however, due to the invasive growth, propensity to metastasis, limited sensitivity to chemotherapy and radiation, 5-year survival rates is only 20%-50%. Recent work has identified several altered intracellular signal transduction cascades and deregulated kinase receptors, posing the possibility of personalized, targeted therapeutics. Kinase receptors depend on the glycosylation for stabilization, maturation, transportation onto the cell surface, phosphorylation and activation, and aberrant glycosylation to stabilize the expression of kinase receptors on the cell surface is associated with cancers. The appropriate and accurate modification of glycan to proteins mainly depends on the action of highly specific and precisely located enzymes known as glycosyltransferases and glycosidases in different ...
I know you all hate it when I post, but I am NF1 mom and I took dd to the ped derm and he looked at her cafe au lait spots and said only 2 of them...
Neurofibromatosis type 2 (NF2) is a tumour-prone disorder characterised by the development of multiple schwannomas and meningiomas. Prevalence (initially estimated at 1: 200,000) is around 1 in 60,000. Affected individuals inevitably develop schwannomas, typically affecting both vestibular nerves and leading to hearing loss and deafness. The majority of patients present with hearing loss, which is usually unilateral at onset and may be accompanied or preceded by tinnitus. Vestibular schwannomas may also cause dizziness or imbalance as a first symptom. Nausea, vomiting or true vertigo are rare symptoms, except in late-stage disease. The other main tumours are schwannomas of the other cranial, spinal and peripheral nerves; meningiomas both intracranial (including optic nerve meningiomas) and intraspinal, and some low-grade central nervous system malignancies (ependymomas). Ophthalmic features are also prominent and include reduced visual acuity and cataract. About 70% of NF2 patients have skin tumours
It is well known that folding of pre-mRNA molecules is dependent on the sequence and the given conditions in vitro or in vivo. We suggest that the secondary structures obtained with the algorithms described (17 , 19) are useful approximations for the functional structures in vivo (20) . It was possible to interpret observed alternative splicing caused by mutations in the NF1 and hypoxanthine-guanine phosphoribosyltransferase gene (21 , 22) on the basis of predicted alterations of the minimal free energy secondary structures. Aside from the lowest free energy secondary structures, most probably formed under physiological conditions, alternative structures with higher free energies are possible. Their formation may to a certain extent be dependent on conditions such as temperature and pH. We suggest that these alternative structures, if not recognized by the splice machinery, could be a cause of aberrant splicing. Mutations leading to exon skipping in the NF1 gene are predominantly located at the ...
NF1_HUMAN] Defects in NF1 are the cause of neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) [MIM:162200]; also known as von Recklinghausen syndrome. A disease characterized by patches of skin pigmentation (cafe-au-lait spots), Lisch nodules of the iris, tumors in the peripheral nervous system and fibromatous skin tumors. Individuals with the disorder have increased susceptibility to the development of benign and malignant tumors.[1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10] [11] [12] [13] [14] [15] [16] [17] [18] [19] [20] [21] [22] [23] [24] [25] [26] [27] [28] [29] Defects in NF1 are a cause of juvenile myelomonocytic leukemia (JMML) [MIM:607785]. JMML is a pediatric myelodysplastic syndrome that constitutes approximately 30% of childhood cases of myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) and 2% of leukemia. Germline mutations of NF1 account for the association of JMML with type 1 neurofibromatosis (NF1). Defects in NF1 are the cause of Watson syndrome (WS) [MIM:193520]. WS is characterized by the presence of pulmonary ...
PMID 28377973.CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link) Friedman, JM (11 January 2018). "Neurofibromatosis 1". GeneReviews ... Fibrolipomatous hamartoma Proteus syndrome Neurofibromatosis type 1. Klippel Trenaunay syndrome. Parkes Weber syndrome ... 128 (1): 101-105. doi:10.2214/ajr.128.1.101. PMID 401563. Blacksin M., Barnes FJ, Lyons MM (1992). "MR Diagnosis of ...
Friedman, JM (11 January 2018). Neurofibromatosis 1. GeneReviews. University of Washington, Seattle. Retrieved 30 April 2018. ... Macrodystrophia lipomatosa Fibrolipomatous hamartoma Neurofibromatosis type 1. Klippel Trenaunay syndrome. Parkes Weber ... Woman's 11-stone legs may be lost at BBC Turner JT, Cohen MM, Biesecker LG (Oct 1, 2004). "Reassessment of the Proteus syndrome ... Cohen MM, Turner JT, Biesecker LG (November 1, 2003). "Proteus Syndrome: Misdiagnosis with PTEN Mutations". American Journal of ...
In Neurofibromatosis Type 1, the spots tend to be described as ovoid, with smooth borders. In other disorders, the spots can be ... In Neurofibromatosis Type 1, the spots tend to resemble the "coast of California," rather than the "coast of Maine," meaning ... Café au lait spots are often harmless but may be associated with syndromes such as neurofibromatosis type 1 and McCune-Albright ... "Neurofibromatosis 1". GeneReviews. Scheinfeld, Noah S.; et al. (2011). "Laser Treatment of Benign Pigmented Lesions". Medscape ...
Neurofibromatosis-1); NET (Neuroendocrine Tumor); CNS (Central Nervous System) SDHx (Succinate Dehydrogenase Subunit x) MAX ( ... 57 (1): 84-90. doi:10.1253/jcj.57.84. PMID 8437346. Celik H, Celik O, Guldiken S, Inal V, Puyan FO, Tugrul A (February 2014). " ... 24 (1): 47-9. PMID 4017298. Lorz W, Cottier C, Imhof E, Gyr N (1993). "Multiple organ failure and coma as initial presentation ... 4 (1): 6-9. doi:10.1016/j.trecan.2017.11.001. PMC 5819363. PMID 29413423. [non-primary source needed]Taïeb D, Yang C, Delenne B ...
"GIST in Neurofibromatosis 1". Gistsupport.org. 14 May 2010. Archived from the original on 29 March 2013. Retrieved 3 April 2013 ... "Pilot Study of Gleevec/Imatinib Mesylate (STI-571, NSC 716051) in Neurofibromatosis (NF1) Patient With Plexiform Neurofibromas ... For treatment of progressive plexiform neurofibromas associated with neurofibromatosis type I, early research has shown ... On 1 February 2012, imatinib was approved for use after the surgical removal of KIT-positive tumors to help prevent recurrence ...
"Neurofibromatosis type 1 - Symptoms". nhs.uk. 2018-06-08. Retrieved 2020-09-21. Pardo CA, Vargas DL, Zimmerman AW (December ... ASD is also associated with Neurofibromatosis type I (NF-1). NF-1 is a complex multi-system human disorder caused by the ... NF-1 is one of the most common genetic disorders and is not limited to any person's race or sex. NF-1 is an autosomal dominant ... 4 (1): 3-14. doi:10.1016/j.sxmr.2015.10.003. PMID 27872002. de Vries, Annelou L. C.; Noens, Ilse L. J.; Cohen-Kettenis, Peggy T ...
Neurofibromatosis Noonan syndrome James, William; Berger, Timothy; Elston, Dirk (2005). Andrews' Diseases of the Skin: Clinical ... It was believed as late as 2002 that Noonan Syndrome with Multiple Lentigines (NSML) was related to neurofibromatosis type I ( ... and neurofibromatosis 1 (which was once thought to be related to NSML) is also common (1:3500); however, no epidemiological ... "Neurofibromatosis-Noonan syndrome or LEOPARD Syndrome? A clinical dilemma". J Postgrad Med. 46 (2): 98-100. PMID 11013475. ...
1996 Neurofibromatosis Consortium, 1996 Neurofibromatosis Foundation, 1996 Perkin Fund, 1997 Neurofibromatosis Foundation, 1997 ... 1999 Neurofibromatosis Inc, 2000 Neurofibromatosis Inc, 2001 National Institutes of Health, National Institute on Aging RO1, ... Gutmann, DH; Parada, LF; Silva, AJ; Ratner, N (2012). "Neurofibromatosis type 1: modeling CNS dysfunction". J Neurosci. 32 (41 ... Using neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) as a paradigm for translational research". American Journal of Medical Genetics. 158A (9 ...
Reynolds, R. M.; Browning, G. G. P.; Nawroz, I.; Campbell, I. W. (2003-05-03). "Von Recklinghausen's neurofibromatosis: ... neurofibromatosis type 1". The Lancet. 361 (9368): 1552-1554. doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(03)13166-2. ISSN 0140-6736. PMID 12737880 ... and characterized the tumors of neurofibromatosis type I or NF-1 as neurofibromas, consisting of an intense commingling of ... "Early history of the different forms of neurofibromatosis from ancient Egypt to the British Empire and beyond: First ...
He noticed that axillary freckles are present in about 20-30% of patients with neurofibromatosis, but he did not see any in ... recognised the autosomal dominant heredity of neurofibromatosis and the use of 6 or more café au lait spots to diagnose the ... The Crowe sign or Crowe's sign is the presence of axillary (armpit) freckling in people with neurofibromatosis type I (von ... Freckles can also be present in the intertriginous area in neurofibromatosis, such as the inguinal fold, submamillary areas and ...
There are many genetic factors associated with intradural tumors, most commonly neurofibromatosis 1 (NF1), neurofibromatosis 2 ... Neurofibromas are associated with neurofibromatosis 1 (NF1). Meningiomas and schwannomas are associated with neurofibromatosis ... doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(05)66954-1. PMID 16112300. Furlan, J.C.; Chan, K.K.; Sandoval, G.A.; Lam, K.C.; Klinger, C.A.; Patchell ... 31 (1): 241-268. doi:10.1016/j.ncl.2012.09.011. ISSN 0733-8619. PMID 23186903. Nambiar, Mithun; Kavar, B (2012). "Clinical ...
Neurogenic: intercostal neuroma, Neurofibromatosis type 1, poliomyelitis. Osseous: hyperparathyroidism, thalassemia, Melnick- ... Other causes of superior rib notching include: poliomyelitis, osteogenesis imperfecta, neurofibromatosis, Marfan's syndrome, ...
Defects in this gene are a cause of neurofibromatosis type 1-like syndrome (NFLS). Mutations in this gene are associated with ... "Germline loss-of-function mutations in SPRED1 cause a neurofibromatosis 1-like phenotype". Nature Genetics. 39 (9): 1120-6. doi ... "Clinical and mutational spectrum of neurofibromatosis type 1-like syndrome". JAMA. 302 (19): 2111-8. doi:10.1001/jama.2009.1663 ... "SPRED1 germline mutations caused a neurofibromatosis type 1 overlapping phenotype" (PDF). Journal of Medical Genetics. 46 (7): ...
He was the first to have extensively documented the neurofibromatosis disease, a type of skin tumour. Recently, however, it has ... Bianucci, Raffaella; Perciaccante, Antonio; Appenzeller, Otto (October 2016). "Painting neurofibromatosis type 1 in the 15th ... Antique illustrations of mosaicism in neurofibromatosis?". Journal of Medical Genetics. 40 (3): 227-232. doi:10.1136/jmg.40.3. ... 1. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons. pp. 108-110. ISBN 978-0-684-10114-9. Conan, Michel, ed. (2005). Baroque garden cultures: ...
Cro-Magnon 1 consists of a skull and partial skeletal remains belonging to a male individual, approximately 40 years old. It is ... Cro-Magnon 1: 27,680 ± 270 BP "Evolution: Humans: Origins of Humankind". Pbs.org. Retrieved 2011-10-05. Edouard Lartet and ... In addition, Cro-Magnon 1 suffered from a genetic condition called Neurofibromatosis type I, which would have led him to have ... ISBN 978-0-19-507618-9. (in French) Abri Cro-Magnon - Hominidés.com "Cro-Magnon 1". Archived from the original on July 7, 2006 ...
About half of these cases also happen to occur along with neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF-1), which is a genetic mutation on the ... About half the cases are diagnosed in people with neurofibromatosis; the lifetime risk for an MPNST in patients with ... Zehou, Ouidad (2013). "Chemotherapy For The Treatment Of Malignant Peripheral Nerve Sheath Tumors in Neurofibromatosis 1: A 10- ... co-existent neurofibromatosis, and the presence of metastases. It is a rare tumor type, with a relatively poor prognosis in ...
Meningiomas are also associated with neurofibromatosis type 1. Women are more prone to develop meningiomas. The optic chiasm is ... They are frequently associated with neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF-1). Their treatment involves the resection of the optic nerve ... or associated with other medical conditions such as multiple sclerosis and neurofibromatosis. Foroozen divides the causes of ... 66 (1): 11-17. doi:10.1016/j.surneu.2005.11.004. PMID 16793428. Ruben, R & Sadun A. Optic Chiasm, Parasellar Region, and ...
"Choroidal ganglioneuroma in a patient with neurofibromatosis type 1: a case report". Eye (Lond). 20 (12): 1450-1. doi:10.1038/ ... "Iris melanoma in a patient with neurofibromatosis". Surv Ophthalmol. 45 (3): 231-6. doi:10.1016/s0039-6257(00)00154-5. PMID ... "Orbital embryonal rhabdomyosarcoma in association with neurofibromatosis type 1". Ophthalmic Plast Reconstr Surg. 23 (2): 147-8 ... 13 (1): 97-8. doi:10.1016/j.jaapos.2008.07.012. PMID 19022692. Madge SN, Prabhakaran VC, Shome D, Kim U, Honavar S, Selva D ( ...
Neurofibromatosis 1 (NF1) Williams syndrome The treatment varies depending on complications but tend to be quite standard, ... A condition known as "neurofibromatosis-Noonan syndrome" is associated with neurofibromin. NS can be confirmed genetically by ... December 2005). "NF1 gene mutations represent the major molecular event underlying neurofibromatosis-Noonan syndrome". American ... "Neurofibromatosis-Noonan syndrome: Molecular evidence of the concurrence of both disorders in a patient". American Journal of ...
In people with Neurofibromatosis Type I, they tend to continue to increase in number and size throughout adulthood, although ... In 90% of cases, they are found as stand-alone tumors, while the remainder are found in persons with neurofibromatosis type I ( ... Neurofibromatosis", by Vince K. Yamashiroya, MD. August, 2002. Department of Pediatrics, University of Hawaii John A. Burns ... 2011). "MIA is a potential biomarker for tumour load in neurofibromatosis type 1". BMC Medicine. 9: 82. doi:10.1186/1741-7015-9 ...
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... the same gene associated with neurofibromatosis type 1. Westerhof syndrome List of cutaneous conditions Rapini, Ronald P.; ... ISBN 978-1-4160-2999-1. Allanson JE, Upadhyaya M, Watson GH, et al. (November 1991). "Watson syndrome: is it a subtype of type ... 1 neurofibromatosis?" (PDF). J. Med. Genet. 28 (11): 752-6. doi:10.1136/jmg.28.11.752. PMC 1017110. PMID 1770531. v t e. ...
"NF1 microdeletions in neurofibromatosis type 1: from genotype to phenotype". Human Mutation. 31 (6): E1506-18. doi:10.1002/humu ... "Alteration in a new gene encoding a putative membrane-organizing protein causes neuro-fibromatosis type 2". Nature. 363 (6429 ... most common microdeletion syndrome Prader-Willi syndrome Angelman syndrome Neurofibromatosis type 1 Neurofibromatosis type II ... 64 (1): 118-25. doi:10.1086/302214. PMC 1377709. PMID 9915950. Huang, HC; Bautista, SL; Chen, BS; Chang, KP; Chen, YJ; Wuu, SW ...
Neurofibromatosis (NF1),also known as Von Recklinghausen disease, is a genetic disorder that is caused by a mutation in the ... "Neurofibromatosis". medlineplus.gov. Retrieved 2019-10-09. Sabbagh A, Pasmant E, Laurendeau I, Parfait B, Barbarot S, Guillot B ... August 2009). "Unravelling the genetic basis of variable clinical expression in neurofibromatosis 1". Human Molecular Genetics ... and Neurofibromatosis. The characteristics of Marfan syndrome widely vary among individuals. The syndrome affects connective ...
Acharya N, Reddy MS, Paulson CT, Prasanna D (January 2014). "Cranio-orbital-temporal neurofibromatosis: an uncommon subtype of ... Achondroplasia Beckwith-Wiedemann syndrome Neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) Tuberous sclerosis (TS) Klippel-Trenaunay-Weber ... Approximately 1 out of 50 children (2%) are said to have the characteristics of megalencephaly in the general population. A ... neurofibromatosis type-1". Oman Journal of Ophthalmology. 7 (1): 43-5. doi:10.4103/0974-620X.127934. PMC 4008903. PMID 24799805 ...
Neurofibromatoses in clinical practice. Springer, 2011. Westhout FD, Mathews M, Paré LS, Armstrong WB, Tully P, Linskey ME ( ... Ruggieri M, Huson SM (April 1999). "The neurofibromatoses. An overview". Ital J Neurol Sci. 20 (2): 89-108. doi:10.1007/ ... Schwannomatosis is an extremely rare genetic disorder closely related to the more-common disorder neurofibromatosis (NF). ... Schwannomas occur instead of the neurofibromas that are hallmarks of neurofibromatosis Type 1 (NF1). Multiple schwannomas ...
It was first described in 2007 and is often mistaken for neurofibromatosis type I (NF-1). It is caused by mutations in the ... It is also known as neurofibromatosis type 1-like syndrome (NFLS). Nearly all individuals with Legius syndrome show multiple ... "Legius Syndrome Often Mistaken for Neurofibromatosis Type 1", by Allison Gandley, November 18, 2009, Medscape "OMIM Entry - # ... developing in adulthood Macrocephaly Learning disabilities ADHD Developmental delay Features common in neurofibromatosis - like ...
In neurofibromatosis type I, it has been theorized that local infiltration of the dura by plexiform neurofibromas leads to a ... It may also occur in Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, neurofibromatosis type I, ankylosing spondylitis, and is associated with ... Stein, Diane Von; Crawford, Alvin H. (2009). "Neurofibromatosis×". In Errico, Thomas; Lonner, Baron S.; Moulton, Andrew W. (eds ... 2020). "Dural Ectasia in Neurofibromatosis 1: Case Series, Management, and Review". Neurosurgery. 86 (5): 646-655. doi:10.1093/ ...
"Guidelines for the diagnosis and management of individuals with neurofibromatosis 1." Journal of medical genetics 44, no. 2 ( ... doi:10.1136/jmg.2006.045906 Ferner, Rosalie E. "Neurofibromatosis 1 and neurofibromatosis 2: a twenty first century perspective ... "International consensus statement on malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumors in neurofibromatosis 1." Cancer research 62, no. ... 1] Ferner, Rosalie E., Susan M. Huson, Nick Thomas, Celia Moss, Harry Willshaw, D. Gareth Evans, Meena Upadhyaya et al. " ...
Neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1): NF1 is an autosomal dominant neurocutaneous disorder. The hallmark of NF1 is the development of ... Glutaric aciduria type 1 (GA1): An autosomal recessive disease, GA1 is due to glutaryl-coenzyme A dehydrogenase deficiency. ... Article]. Neuroscience Letters, 468(1), 59-63. Yamaguchi, K., & Goto, N. (1997). Three-dimensional structure of the human ... Article]. Journal of Neurophysiology, 89(1), 634-639. Mediavilla, C., Molina, F., & Puerto, A. (2000). Retention of concurrent ...
Neurofibromatosis type 1 is a condition characterized by changes in skin coloring (pigmentation) and the growth of tumors along ... Von Recklinghausens neurofibromatosis: neurofibromatosis type 1. Lancet. 2003 May 3;361(9368):1552-4. Review. Citation on ... It is unclear how mutations in the NF1 gene lead to the other features of neurofibromatosis type 1, such as café-au-lait spots ... Mutations in the NF1 gene cause neurofibromatosis type 1. The NF1 gene provides instructions for making a protein called ...
Neurofibromatosis-1 (NF1) is an inherited disorder in which nerve tissue tumors (neurofibromas) form in the: ... Neurofibromatosis-1 (NF1) is an inherited disorder in which nerve tissue tumors (neurofibromas) form in the:. *Upper and lower ... Neurofibromatosis 1. GeneReviews®. [Internet]. Seattle (WA): University of Washington, Seattle; 1993-2020. 1998 Oct 2 [Updated ... Tsao H, Luo S. Neurofibromatosis and tuberous sclerosis complex. In: Bolognia JL, Schaffer JV, Cerroni L, eds. Dermatology. 4th ...
Neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) is a genetic condition that causes benign tumors in and under the skin, often with bone, hormone ... How Is Neurofibromatosis Type 1 Treated?. Theres no cure for NF1, but treatment can make it easier for a child to live with ... What Causes Neurofibromatosis Type 1?. NF1 and NF2 are part of a group of rare conditions called RASopathies (raz-OP-uh-thees ... Neurofibromatosis tipo 1. What Is Neurofibromatosis Type 1?. Neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) is a genetic condition. It causes ...
There is currently no cure available for neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1). Management of this condition is primarily focused on ... There is currently no cure available for neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1). Management of this condition is primarily focused on ... www.news-medical.net/health/Neurofibromatosis-Type-1-Treatment.aspx. (accessed June 25, 2019). ... www.news-medical.net/health/Neurofibromatosis-Type-1-Treatment.aspx. ...
Intracranial gliomas in neurofibromatosis type 1.. Listernick R1, Charrow J, Gutmann DH. ... Optic pathway gliomas and brainstem gliomas are the predominant intracranial neoplasms associated with neurofibromatosis type 1 ... 1. Department of Neurology, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO 63110, USA.. ...
The symptoms of neurofibromatosis vary widely between individuals, with some people only experiencing mild health problems and ... The symptoms of neurofibromatosis vary widely between individuals, with some people only experiencing mild health problems and ... Some of the symptoms of neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) include:. The presence of pale brown skin patches that have smooth ... Researchers uncover novel molecular clues for tumor aggression in neurofibromatosis type 1 ...
Neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1), previously known as von Recklinghausen disease, is the most common type. The hallmarks of NF1 ... There are three major clinically and genetically distinct forms of neurofibromatosis. ... There are three major clinically and genetically distinct forms of neurofibromatosis. Neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1), ... neurofibromatosis type 2 (NF2) and schwannomatosis, are also discussed in detail separately. (See Neurofibromatosis type 2 ...
Neurofibromatosis type 1 and pregnancy.. Dugoff L1, Sujansky E.. Author information. 1. Department of Obstetrics, University of ... Neurofibromatosis Type 1 (NF-1) is an autosomal dominant condition which has markedly variable clinical expression, with ... This study presents data on pregnancy outcome in 105 women with NF-1. The data were obtained from questionnaires completed by ... The current obstetrical literature indicates that women with NF-1 have increased complications associated with pregnancy. ...
Pinson S. Neurofibromatosis type I. Orphanet. Available at: www.orpha.net/consor/cgi-bin/OC_Exp.php?Lng=GB&Expert=636 Last ... Neurofibromatosis 2 (NF2) is a rare disorder that is genetically distinct from NF1. NF2 is characterized by benign tumors on ... Skeletal abnormalities in neurofibromatosis type 1: approaches to therapeutic options. Am J Med Genet A. 2009 Oct; 149A(10): ... Neurofibromatosis 1. 1998 Oct 2 [Updated 2014 Sep 4]. In: Pagon RA, Adam MP, Ardinger HH, et al., editors. GeneReviews® [ ...
Neurofibromatosis (NF) 1 and 2 are multisystem disorders associated with a variety of neoplastic and non-neoplastic ... Neurofibromatosis 1 and 2 Brain Pathol. 1997 Apr;7(2):823-36. doi: 10.1111/j.1750-3639.1997.tb01067.x. ... Neurofibromatosis (NF) 1 and 2 are multisystem disorders associated with a variety of neoplastic and non-neoplastic ... 1 Department of Neurosurgery, Childrens Hospital of Pittsburgh, University of Pittsburgh Brain Tumor Center, PA 15213. Ian_ ...
Modifying Genes in Neurofibromatosis 1 (NFGENMODIF). The recruitment status of this study is unknown. The completion date has ... Study of the Neurofibromatosis 1 Expression: Identification of the Modifying Genes. Brief Summary Thanks to the investigators ... Neurofibromatosis 1(NF1) is a rare autosomal dominant disorder with an incidence of one birth out of 3000. NF1 gene is located ... Patient with neurofibromatosis 1 according the NIH criteria :. *Six or more café au lait macules over 15 mm in greatest ...
Trial to Evaluate the Safety of Lovastatin in Individuals With Neurofibromatosis Type I (NF1). *Neurofibromatosis 1 ... Phase II Study of Everolimus (RAD001) in Children and Adults With Neurofibromatosis Type 2. *Neurofibromatosis Type II ... Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for Adolescents and Young Adults With Neurofibromatosis and Chronic Pain. *Neurofibromatosis ... Resiliency Training for Adolescent Neurofibromatosis Patients Via Videoconferencing With Skype. *Neurofibromatoses. *Behavioral ...
Neurofibromatosis-1 is the most common single gene disorder affecting 1 in 3000. In children, it is associated not only with ... 24.5t-1 -44t-13.5 -68.5q-30 -117 -47 -200q-4 -19 -3.5 -25t6.5 -6q21 0 70 48z /,,/g,,g transform=matrix(.017,-0,0,-.017,13.305 ... Adaptive Behavior in Young Children with Neurofibromatosis Type 1. Bonita P. Klein-Tasman,1 Alina M. Colon. ,1 Natalie Brei. ,1 ... K. N. North, "Neurofibromatosis type 1: review of the first 200 patients in an Australian clinic," Journal of Child Neurology, ...
A new study has shown that a slow-growing brain tumor arising in patients affected by neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) may be ... Home Topics Cancer Immunotherapy Offers Hope to Neurofibromatosis Type 1 Brain Tumor Patients ... Immunotherapy Offers Hope to Neurofibromatosis Type 1 Brain Tumor Patients. December 11, 2018. 0 ... The findings ("The molecular landscape of glioma in patients with Neurofibromatosis 1"), made by an international consortium ...
... JAMA. 2009 Nov 18;302(19):2111-8. doi: 10.1001/jama. ... Objective: To determine the frequency, mutational spectrum, and phenotype of neurofibromatosis type 1-like syndrome (NFLS) in a ... Ludwine Messiaen 1 , Suxia Yao, Hilde Brems, Tom Callens, Achara Sathienkijkanchai, Ellen Denayer, Emily Spencer, Pamela Arn, ... 1 Medical Genomics Laboratory, Department of Genetics, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 720 20th St S, Birmingham, AL 35294 ...
The patient is a 15-year-old boy with neurofibromatosis who fell while skateboarding and suffered temporary quadriplegia. ... The patient is a 15-year-old boy with neurofibromatosis (NF-1). At age 9, he underwent a C4-C6 laminectomy for tumor excision. ... Neurofibromatosis type 1, or von Recklinghausens disease, is a neurocutaneous syndrome that affects about 1 in 4,000 people. ... Type I Neurofibromatosis (NF-1), also known as von Recklinghausen disease or peripheral neurofibromatosis, is an autosomal ...
Neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) carries a significant psychosocial burden for affected individuals. The objective of this study ... Neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) carries a significant psychosocial burden for affected individuals. The objective of this study ... Cohen, J. S., Levy, H. P., Sloan, J., Dariotis, J., & Biesecker, B. B. (2015). Depression among adults with neurofibromatosis ... Depression among adults with neurofibromatosis type 1 Prevalence and impact on quality of life. ...
Mouse Tumor Model for Neurofibromatosis Type 1. By Kristine S. Vogel, Laura J. Klesse, Susana Velasco-Miguel, Kimberly Meyers, ... Mouse Tumor Model for Neurofibromatosis Type 1. By Kristine S. Vogel, Laura J. Klesse, Susana Velasco-Miguel, Kimberly Meyers, ... Neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) is an autosomal dominant disorder characterized by increased incidence of benign and malignant ... Supported by NIH grant NS34296 and the National Neurofibromatosis Foundation (L.F.P.) and by a grant from the Cancer ...
... Shinji Makino and Hironobu Tampo ... Shinji Makino and Hironobu Tampo, "Optical Coherence Tomography Imaging of Choroidal Abnormalities in Neurofibromatosis Type 1 ... Department of Ophthalmology, Jichi Medical University, 3311-1 Yakushiji, Shimotsuke, Tochigi 329-0498, Japan. ...
Neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) is an autosomal dominant disorder, caused by mutations in a single gene (OMIM #162200, ... Neurofibromatosis type 1 is the most common human monogenetic disease (1:3000, affecting nearly 80,000 Brazilian people) and it ... Neurofibromatous neuropathy in neurofibromatosis 1 (NF1). J Med Genet. 2004;41(11):837-41. doi:10.1136/jmg.2004.021683 [ Links ... Neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) causes neural and cutaneous disorders and reduced exercise capacity. Exercise/heat exposure ...
Treatment for Neurofibromatosis (NF) Type 1. Treatment for neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) depends on the symptoms that a person ... Other treatment options for neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1). *Observation and evaluation are often the primary treatments for ... For more information, contact the Johns Hopkins Comprehensive Neurofibromatosis (NF) Center at 410-502-6732.. Request an ... For assistance with making an appointment, please contact the Johns Hopkins Comprehensive Neurofibromatosis Center at 410-502- ...
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Neurofibromatosis Type 1 (NF1) is a disease that is mostly inherited that occurs in about 1 in 3,000 births. Symptoms include ... There are two main subtypes of neurofibromatoses:. *Neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1), which accounts for about 90% of all cases ... Where can I learn more about neurofibromatosis?. Visit Cleveland Clinic Childrens Neurofibromatosis Center or call 216.442. ... Neurofibromatosis type 2 (NF2), which is much less common, especially in children. NF2 happens in about 1 in 25,000 to 1 in ...
Neurofibromatosis is divided into 3 types, neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1), neurofibromatosis type 2 (NF2), and schwannomatosis ... Neurofibromatosis (N1, N2). Your Genes Your Health website. Available at: ...(Click grey area to select URL). Accessed March 20 ... Neurofibromatosis. Childrens Tumor Foundation website. Available at: ...(Click grey area to select URL). Accessed March 20, ... Neurofibromatosis is a genetic problem that causes tumors in the nervous system. Tumors develop in the nerves or the tissue ...
neurofibromatosis type 2. MAPK. ras/mitogen-activated protein kinase pathway. Neurofibromatosis type 1 is seen in 1 of 3000- ... What Are the Clinical Manifestations of Neurofibromatosis Type 2?. The classic feature of neurofibromatosis type 2 is bilateral ... Neurofibromatosis: Types 1 and 2. S. Borofsky and L.M. Levy. American Journal of Neuroradiology December 2013, 34 (12) 2250- ... Like neurofibromatosis type 1, de novo mutations are common because many patients with the disease have no family history.12 ...
How can neurofibromatosis type 1 be prevented?. N/A. What is the evidence?. DeBella, K, Szudek, J, Friedman, JM. "Use of the ... Neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) is a common autosomal dominant genetic disorder that affects approximately 1 in 3,500 people and ... Neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) is a common autosomal dominant genetic disorder that affects approximately 1 in 3,500 people and ... If you are able to confirm the patient has neurofibromatosis type 1, what treatment should be initiated?. Due to the ...
Progress towards identifying the neurofibromatosis (NF1) gene [9].. *The von Recklinghausen neurofibromatosis (NF1) gene has ... Exon skipping associated with A--,G transition at +4 of the IVS33 splice donor site of the neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) gene. ... Antibody against neurofibromatosis type 1 gene product reacts with a triton-insoluble GTPase activating protein toward ras p21. ... A large deletion (1.5 Mb) encompassing the neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) gene in a patient with sporadic NF1 associated with ...
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Neurofibromatosis 1 affects more than 100,000 people in the United States and is one of the most common tumor predisposition ... Researchers studying a mouse model of neurofibromatosis 1 (NF1), a genetic condition that causes childhood brain tumors, have ... Methionine Aminopeptidase-2 (MetAP2) - New Therapeutic Target in Neurofibromatosis 1. By Washington University School of ... The center facilitates multidisciplinary neurofibromatosis research and is dedicated to developing better treatments to improve ...
Neurofibromatosis is divided into 3 types, neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1), neurofibromatosis type 2 (NF2), and schwannomatosis ... This articles discusses NF1, the most common neurofibromatosis. It affects the nerves outside the brain and spinal cord, called ... Neurofibromatosis is a genetic disorder that causes tumors in the nervous system. Tumors develop in the nerves or the tissue ... Neurofibromatosis is divided into 3 types, neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1), neurofibromatosis type 2 (NF2), and schwannomatosis ...
  • Most adults with neurofibromatosis type 1 develop neurofibromas, which are noncancerous (benign) tumors that are usually located on or just under the skin. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Neurofibromatosis 1 (NF1), also called von Recklinghausen's disease, is a genetic disorder characterized by the development of multiple noncancerous (benign) tumors of nerves and skin (neurofibromas) and areas of abnormal skin color (pigmentation). (rarediseases.org)
  • Neurofibromatosis 1 is characterized by café au lait spots, freckling of the folds, Lisch'nodules (hamartomas of iris) and multiple neurofibromas. (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • Morbidity and mortality associated to neurofibromatosis 1 are linked with complications, optic pathway gliomas, neurofibromas of the spine or of peripheral nerves, learning disabilities, scoliosis and bone abnormalities and vasculopathy. (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • The aim of the present study is to identify in the human genome genetic variants in the evolving pattern of the most frequent manifestation of neurofibromatosis 1, neurofibromas. (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • Patients with NF-1 develop Schwann cell tumors called neurofibromas, pigmentation abnormalities, and spinal deformities, such as thoracolumbar scoliosis, kyphoscoliosis, and occasionally cervical spine kyphosis, as in this patient. (spineuniverse.com)
  • Neurofibromatosis Type 1 (NF1) is a relatively common genetic disorder that predisposes affected individuals for developing multiple tumors, predominantly neurofibromas. (novapublishers.com)
  • Cutaneous neurofibromas are the most common manifestation of NF-1 and are seen in nearly every adult with this condition. (ajnr.org)
  • 8 Patients with NF-2 can also have cutaneous neurofibromas, though to a much lesser extent than in NF-1. (ajnr.org)
  • José Baselga, Executive Vice President, Oncology R&D, said: "Neurofibromatosis type 1 can have a devastating impact on children and new medicines are urgently needed to help treat the resulting plexiform neurofibromas and associated clinical issues. (astrazeneca.com)
  • 1 It is caused by a spontaneous or inherited mutation in the NF1 gene and is associated with many symptoms, including soft lumps on and under the skin (cutaneous neurofibromas) and skin pigmentation (so-called 'café au lait' spots) 1 and, in 30-50% of patients, tumours develop on the nerve sheaths (plexiform neurofibromas). (astrazeneca.com)
  • Determine the maximum tolerated dose or "comparable dose" of pirfenidone in pediatric patients with neurofibromatosis type 1 and inoperable, symptomatic plexiform neurofibromas. (knowcancer.com)
  • Neurofibromatosis, type 1 (NF1) is an autosomal-dominant genetic disorder with the defining features of café au lait spots, multiple neurofibromas, and iris Lisch nodules. (bmj.com)
  • This designation is for the treatment of paediatric patients aged three years and older with neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) symptomatic and/or progressive, inoperable plexiform neurofibromas (PN), a rare, incurable genetic condition. (worldpharmanews.com)
  • This pilot phase II trial studies how well selumetinib works in treating patients with neurofibromatosis type 1 and cutaneous neurofibromas. (centerwatch.com)
  • Patients with neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) are predisposed to visceral neurofibromas, some of which can progress to premalignant atypical neurofibromas (ANFs) and malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumors (MPNSTs). (thejns.org)
  • Plexiform neurofibromas (pNF) are Schwann cell tumors found in a third of individuals with neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1). (aacrjournals.org)
  • Neurofibromatosis 1 and neurofibromatosis 2 have in common the occurrence of many neurofibromas but are distinctly different clinical disorders. (annals.org)
  • Neurofibromatosis type 1: NF1, a genetic disorder characterized by a number of remarkable skin findings including multiple cafe au lait (coffee with milk) spots, multiple benign tumors called neurofibromas on the skin, plexiform neurofibromas (thick and misshapen nerves due to the abnormal growth of cells and tissues that cover the nerve), and freckles in the armpit and groin. (checkorphan.org)
  • It really is thought that plexiform neurofibromas can transform to malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumors (MPNSTs) (1) The proteins encoded from the gene, neurofibromin, is usually a RasGAP for all those Ras isoforms, adversely regulating the Ras transmission transduction pathway by accelerating the hydrolysis of energetic Ras-GTP to inactive Ras-GDP (1). (exposed-skin-care.net)
  • Neurofibromatosis Type 1 (NF1) plexiform neurofibromas (pNFs) are associated with a variety of symptoms and concerns that affect patients' quality of life (QOL), highlighting the value of incorporating the patients' perspective when evaluating treatment outcomes. (luriechildrens.org)
  • Neurofibromatosis-1 (NF1), also known as von Recklinghausen disease, is an inherited, autosomal dominant disease phenotypically characterized by multiple café au lait spots, Lisch nodules, freckling, and development of neurofibromas, and in some cases, their malignant derivatives [ 1 ]. (jcancer.org)
  • LONDON, UK I April 26, 2021 I AstraZeneca and MSD's selumetinib has been recommended for conditional marketing authorisation in the European Union (EU) for the treatment of symptomatic, inoperable plexiform neurofibromas (PN) in paediatric patients with neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) aged three years and above. (pipelinereview.com)
  • Signs the individual might have are as follows: Six or more light brown dermatological spots ("café au lait spots") At least two neurofibromas At least two growths on the eye's iris Abnormal growth of the spine (scoliosis) People with neurofibromatosis type 2 can exhibit the same type of skin symptoms as type 1, but not necessarily in every case. (wikipedia.org)
  • The types of neurofibromatosis are: Neurofibromatosis type I, in which the nerve tissue grows tumors (neurofibromas) that may be benign, but may cause serious damage by compressing nerves and other tissues. (wikipedia.org)
  • The findings ("The molecular landscape of glioma in patients with Neurofibromatosis 1"), made by an international consortium led by researchers at Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons, were published online in Nature Medicine . (genengnews.com)
  • DNA methylation assigned NF1-glioma to LGm6, a poorly defined Isocitrate Dehydrogenase 1 wild-type subgroup enriched with ATRX mutations. (genengnews.com)
  • For this purpose, we analyzed three genetically engineered mouse (GEM) models of low-grade glioma resulting from either inactivation of the neurofibromatosis-1 ( Nf1 ) tumor suppressor gene or constitutive activation of KRas in glial cells. (aacrjournals.org)
  • These malignancies included: peripheral nerve sheath tumours (n=3), juvenile myelomonocytic leukaemia (n=2), optic nerve glioma (n=1), thalamic pilocytic astrocytoma (n=1), rhabdomyosarcoma (n=1), osteosarcoma (n=1), neuroblastoma (n=1), anaplastic large cell lymphoma (n=1), and breast carcinoma and subsequently carcinoma of the ampulla of Vater (n=1). (hkmj.org)
  • High-Dose Intravenous Vitamin C Treatment of a Child with Neurofibromatosis Type 1 and Optic Pathway Glioma: A Case Report. (cellmedicine.com)
  • Clinical evaluation appears to be more useful to detect complications than are screening investigations in asymptomatic patients [ 1,2 ]. (uptodate.com)
  • In 7 of these patients, the cesarean section was required because of maternal NF-1 complications. (nih.gov)
  • Although brain tumors have largely remained resistant to immunotherapy, a new study has shown that a slow-growing brain tumor arising in patients affected by neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) may be vulnerable to that treatment approach. (genengnews.com)
  • To determine the frequency, mutational spectrum, and phenotype of neurofibromatosis type 1-like syndrome (NFLS) in a large cohort of patients. (nih.gov)
  • In a second cross-sectional study, 1318 unrelated anonymous samples collected in 2003-2007 from patients with a broad range of signs typically found in neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) but no detectable NF1 germline mutation underwent SPRED1 mutation analysis. (nih.gov)
  • Cervical kyphosis in NF-1 patients may develop with or without laminectomy, but cervical laminectomy at 9-years of age probably contributed to the deformity. (spineuniverse.com)
  • Through loss of heterozygosity (LOH) at the NF1 locus, patients with neurofibromatosis type 1 are at increased risk of developing malignancies of neural crest derivatives, including malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumors (MPNSTs), malignant Triton tumors (MTTs), and pheochromocytomas ( 2 , 3 ). (sciencemag.org)
  • The classic feature of neurofibromatosis type 2 is bilateral vestibular schwannomas, which occur in up to 95% of patients with the disorder. (ajnr.org)
  • Café-au-lait macules are usually the first clinical manifestation of NF1, and are present in essentially all NF1 patients by the age of 1 year. (oncologynurseadvisor.com)
  • The center facilitates multidisciplinary neurofibromatosis research and is dedicated to developing better treatments to improve the lives of patients affected with neurofibromatosis. (rxpgnews.com)
  • The clinical course for either type of neurofibromatosis is unpredictable, and serious neurologic and systemic manifestations frequently arise in patients with this disorder. (biomedsearch.com)
  • 1 There is wide variety of disease expression in patients with NF1 and its numerous complications involve many of the body systems. (bmj.com)
  • Vasculopathy in patients with neurofibromatosis-1 are rare but serious and have potentially life-threatening complications. (ovid.com)
  • The National Cancer Institute (NCI) Cancer Therapy Evaluation Program (CTEP)-sponsored Phase I/II SPRINT Stratum 1 trial showed an overall response rate (ORR) of 66% (33 of 50 patients, confirmed partial response) in paediatric patients with NF1 PN when treated with selumetinib as a twice-daily oral monotherapy. (astrazeneca.com)
  • The SPRINT Stratum 1 Phase I/II trial was designed to evaluate the objective response rate and impact on patient-reported and functional outcomes in paediatric patients with NF1-related inoperable PNs treated with selumetinib monotherapy. (astrazeneca.com)
  • In the most common form of neurofibromatosis, neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1), patients with the typical disease features limited to one or more body segments are usually referred to as having segmental (localised) NF1 as opposed to the full blown (generalised) phenotype. (bmj.com)
  • 5, 6 Likewise, patients with unilateral features of neurofibromatosis type 2 (NF2) (for example, unilateral vestibular schwannoma accompanied by other ipsilateral tumours) have been reported as having segmental NF2. (bmj.com)
  • To investigate the pattern of malignancies in Chinese patients with neurofibromatosis type 1. (hkmj.org)
  • Patients with neurofibromatosis type 1 seen between January 1995 and August 2011. (hkmj.org)
  • Chinese patients with neurofibromatosis type 1 are susceptible to different malignancies which contribute to mortality. (hkmj.org)
  • Cross sectional studies have shown that 1-2% of patients with neurofibromatosis 1 (NF1) develop malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumours (MPNST). (bmj.com)
  • 2, 7 However, cross sectional studies of NF1 show that only 1-2% of NF1 patients have MPNST. (bmj.com)
  • Patients receive oral pirfenidone three times daily on days 1-28. (knowcancer.com)
  • This is an important collaborative effort with our colleagues at AstraZeneca addressing an area of significant unmet medical need to potentially benefit patients with neurofibromatosis type 1," said Dr. Roy Baynes, SVP, CMO of Merck Research Labs. (empr.com)
  • Patients receive selumetinib orally (PO) twice daily (BID) on days 1-28. (centerwatch.com)
  • After completion of study treatment, patients are followed up every 4 months for 1 year. (centerwatch.com)
  • In addition, ~45% (range 30-60%) of patients have learning disabilities, and approximately 1% have hypertension due to renal artery stenosis . (radiopaedia.org)
  • It is important to consider that NF1 has a much earlier age of onset than schwannomatosis and NF2, with approximately 50% of patients meeting the diagnostic criteria for NF1 by the age of 1 year and approximately 97% meeting the criteria by the age of 8 years 10 . (radiopaedia.org)
  • Patients with neurofibromatosis 1 are at increased risk of developing brain tumors, and differentiation from contrast-enhancing foci of abnormal signal intensity can be challenging. (ajnr.org)
  • Albeit very rare, contrast-enhancing lesions in patients with neurofibromatosis 1 may regress over time. (ajnr.org)
  • The UAB Medical Genomics Laboratory has collected DNA and identified a pathogenic mutation in more than 7,800 unrelated neurofibromatosis type 1 patients. (uab.edu)
  • Lessons: Special attention must be paid to patients who have neurofibromatosis and unexplained back pain for early diagnosis. (medworm.com)
  • Further investigation revealed that adrenomedullin (ADM) was found in the serum of neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) patients at higher levels than controls and was also found at higher levels in the sera of patients with MPNST compared with those with pNF, suggesting that ADM may be a serum biomarker for malignant transformation. (aacrjournals.org)
  • Several investigators have collected serum from neurofibromatosis patients, but none have tested the relationship of serum proteins with tumor burden ( 14 - 16 ). (aacrjournals.org)
  • The technique has rekindled the controversy over the nature and frequency of optic pathway tumors in patients with neurofibromatosis 1 and has revealed, throughout the brains of young patients, bright lesions that have uncertain clinical consequences and unknown pathologic bases. (annals.org)
  • In patients with neurofibromatosis 2, small acoustic neuromas can be seen, leading to the possibility of excision with preservation of hearing and facial nerve function. (annals.org)
  • Abnormal hearing may occur to excess in patients with neurofibromatosis 1, but acoustic neuroma has never been documented. (annals.org)
  • In patients with neurofibromatosis 2, a battery of audiologic tests has a high positive predictive power. (annals.org)
  • Posterior capsular lens opacity in patients with neurofibromatosis 2 is a helpful diagnostic sign and a potential source of additional handicap in persons at risk for impaired hearing. (annals.org)
  • High frequency of mosaicism among patients with neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) with microdeletions caused by somatic recombination of the JJAZ1 gene. (sigmaaldrich.com)
  • Symptoms associated with malignancy of peripheral nerve sheath tumours: a retrospective study of 69 patients with neurofibromatosis 1. (radiopaedia.org)
  • BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: After an early progression of signal intensity changes in T2-weighted MR images, also known as "neurofibromatosis bright objects," in patients with neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF-1), there is a tendency toward regression or even disappearance in early adulthood. (uzh.ch)
  • The purpose of this study was to investigate whether adult patients with NF-1 exhibit generalized microstructural alterations even in normal-appearing brain regions. (uzh.ch)
  • MATERIALS AND METHODS: Conventional and diffusion tensor MR imaging of the brain was obtained in 10 adult patients with NF-1 and 10 age-matched healthy volunteers. (uzh.ch)
  • 05). CONCLUSION: Diffusion tensor imaging reveals globally elevated FA and decreased ADC values in the mature brains of patients with NF-1, which is most likely a consequence of diffuse and basic alterations in cerebral microstructure that result from the underlying gene mutation. (uzh.ch)
  • The authors report the immunohistochemical results (S100, CD34, EMA, Ki67) obtained analyzing cutaneous metastases of brachial plexus neurofibrosarcoma in patients with neurofibromatosis type 1. (minervamedica.it)
  • Several authors have reported the occurrence of café-au-lait macules (CALMs) or neurofibromatosis type-1 (NF-1) in patients with JXG [3,4,6]. (who.int)
  • GISTs develop with relatively high incidence in patients with Neurofibromatosis-1 syndrome (NF1). (jcancer.org)
  • 1 ORR is defined as the percentage of patients with confirmed complete or partial response of at least 20% reduction in tumour volume. (pipelinereview.com)
  • Dave Fredrickson, Executive Vice President, Oncology Business Unit, said: "This recommendation means patients in the EU are one step closer to receiving the only approved medicine for neurofibromatosis type 1 and the only treatment outside of surgery, which is not an option for many patients. (pipelinereview.com)
  • Purpose: To report the clinical findings and outcomes in 3 patients with neurofibromatosis 1 (NF1) and retinal vascular abnormalities that resulted in angle closure secondary to iris neovascularization and describe the histopathologic abnormalities in 1 case. (elsevier.com)
  • Two patients had retinal vasoproliferative lesions of which the affected eye became blind in 1 patient and the other retained useful vision after treatment with intracameral Bevacizumab, ablation of the retinal lesions, and surgical treatment of the neovascular glaucoma. (elsevier.com)
  • Purpose: To evaluate the prevalence, the vascular features, and the clinical diagnostic implication of retinal vascular abnormalities (RVAs) associated with neurofibromatosis Type 1 (NF1) in a large cohort of patients. (octnews.org)
  • Neurofibromatosis type 1 is the most common human monogenetic disease (1:3000, affecting nearly 80,000 Brazilian people) and it exhibits marked phenotype expression variability and an unpredictable course 1 , 2 , 3 . (scielo.br)
  • We hypothesize that normal germline variation in gene expression accounts, in part, for variation in the clinical severity and phenotype of the monogenic disorder neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1). (knowcancer.com)
  • In order to better define the clinical phenotype of individuals having localised manifestations of NF1 and to determine if the eye or limited regions of the eye are involved we studied the ophthalmological manifestations in a cohort of 72 consecutive individuals with segmental NF1 ascertained through the neurofibromatoses clinics in Catania and Rome, Italy followed up from 1990 to 2003. (bmj.com)
  • Neurofibromatosis: phenotype, natural history and pathogenesis. (bmj.com)
  • This is called a genotype/phenotype (DNA/symptoms) correlation, and only two have previously been found for neurofibromatosis type 1. (uab.edu)
  • For the first question, Messiaen last year led a group of 74 researchers and clinicians from 58 centers in the discovery of just the third genotype/phenotype correlation ever found for neurofibromatosis type 1. (uab.edu)
  • Type I Neurofibromatosis (NF-1), also known as von Recklinghausen disease or peripheral neurofibromatosis, is an autosomal dominant disorder. (spineuniverse.com)
  • Neurofibromatosis 1 (NF1) is an autosomal dominant tumor predisposition syndrome in which affected individuals have a greatly increased risk of developing malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumors (MPNSTs). (aacrjournals.org)
  • Purpose Individuals with Neurofibromatosis Type 1 (NF1) develop malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumors (MPNST) which are generally inoperable and don't respond good to current chemotherapies or rays. (exposed-skin-care.net)
  • Case-control study of the muscular compartments and osseous strength in neurofibromatosis type 1 using peripheral quantitative computed tomography. (semanticscholar.org)
  • Neurofibromatosis is generally an inherited disorder of the autosomal dominant kind. (clevelandclinic.org)
  • Mutations in the NF1 gene cause neurofibromatosis type 1. (medlineplus.gov)
  • It is unclear how mutations in the NF1 gene lead to the other features of neurofibromatosis type 1, such as café-au-lait spots and learning disabilities. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Unlike most other autosomal dominant conditions, in which one altered copy of a gene in each cell is sufficient to cause the disorder, two copies of the NF1 gene must be altered to trigger tumor formation in neurofibromatosis type 1. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Neurofibromatosis-1 is the most common single gene disorder affecting 1 in 3000. (hindawi.com)
  • Mutation of the NF1 gene (chromosome 17q11.2), neurofibromin 1, results in activation of the RAS signaling pathway which has far-reaching effects in many cellular and neurodevelopmental processes [ 1 ]. (hindawi.com)
  • Neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) is an autosomal dominant disorder, caused by mutations in a single gene (OMIM #162200, neurofibromin, 17 q11.2) affecting the development-maintenance-repair of neural and cutaneous tissues. (scielo.br)
  • Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis showed that fumagillin significantly slowed the rapid proliferation of cultured mouse brain cells that resulted from the loss of Nf1, the gene that causes neurofibromatosis 1. (rxpgnews.com)
  • Neurofibromatosis 1 (NF1) is an autosomal dominant genetic disorder that presents with variable phenotypes as a result of mutations in the neurofibromatosis type 1 ( NF1 ) gene and subsequently, abnormal function of the protein product, neurofibromin. (springer.com)
  • Neurofibromatosis is the most common single-gene disorder of the nervous system. (biomedsearch.com)
  • Four researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine have been funded by the Gilbert Family Foundation to explore developmental and potentially curative therapies to address the underlying genetic abnormalities of neurofibromatosis type 1, as part of the Gilbert Family Foundation's Gene Therapy Initiative. (uab.edu)
  • and Robert Kesterson, Ph.D., professor, all in the Department of Genetics and members of the UAB Neurofibromatosis Program directed by UAB chief genetics officer Bruce Korf, M.D., Ph.D. Other funded researchers from Duke University, Paris Descartes University and the University of Massachusetts are also part of the Gene Therapy Initiative. (uab.edu)
  • Not every mutation in the NF1 gene causes neurofibromatosis. (aboutkidshealth.ca)
  • Lisch nodules or iris hamartomas, probably a universal sign in adults with the neurofibromatosis 1 gene, cause no problem with vision. (annals.org)
  • Neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) is a common, dominantly inherited genetic disorder that results from mutations in the neurofibromin 1 ( NF1 ) gene. (biologists.org)
  • Early modifications in premalignant tumors possess included lack of the locus which normally encodes protein that adversely regulate the cell routine (12), and lack of function mutations in the normal tumor suppressor gene have already been frequently noticed (1). (exposed-skin-care.net)
  • Neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) is a common disorder that arises secondary to mutations in the tumor suppressor gene NF1 Glomus tumors are small, benign but painful tumors that originate from the glomus body, a thermo regulatory shunt concentrated in the fingers and toes. (ugent.be)
  • Identification and characterization of the gene for neurofibromatosis type 1. (semanticscholar.org)
  • Elucidation of the partial genomic structure and DNA sequence of the gene responsible for neurofibromatosis type 1, and discovery of clues to its function, have led to new opportunities not only for understanding this particular disease process, but also for clarifying signalling pathways involved in cellular growth and differentiation. (semanticscholar.org)
  • Neurofibromatosis type 1 is a common genetic condition caused by mutations in the NF1 gene. (garvan.org.au)
  • In neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) disease, the loss of the tumor suppressor function of the neurofibromin gene leads to proliferation of neural tumors. (cellmedicine.com)
  • Genetics of neurofibromatosis 1 and the NF1 gene. (semanticscholar.org)
  • Neurofibromatosis (Nf) is the most common genetic neurological disorder that is caused by a single gene. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • Neurofibromatosis is an autosomal dominant disorder, which means only one copy of the affected gene is needed for the disorder to develop. (wikipedia.org)
  • Children with neurofibromatosis type 1 have cells that don't make neurofibromin as they should. (kidshealth.org)
  • Loss of activity of neurofibromin in neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) leads to the activation of different pathways mediated by RAS, namely the mitogen-activated protein kinase cascade leading to activation of ERK and mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) pathway. (ersjournals.com)
  • All coding exons and the flanking sequences of neurofibromin 1(NF1)from the proband were screened by targeted next-generation sequencing(TNGS),the suspected mutation was validated by Sanger sequencing. (cnki.com.cn)
  • Neurofibromatosis type I is caused by a mutation on chromosome 17 encoding a cytoplasmic protein known as neurofibromin. (wikipedia.org)
  • Thanks to the investigators previous study the investigators demonstrated the influence of modifying genes in the phenotypic expression of neurofibromatosis 1 (Hum Mol Genet. (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • The investigators already demonstrated the existence of modifiers, genes modifying the phenotypic expression of neurofibromatosis 1 (Hum Mol Genet. (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • Mutations in tumor suppressor genes are common events in human cancers ( 1 ). (sciencemag.org)
  • From a genetic viewpoint, the so far demonstrated mechanism to explain the localised manifestations of the neurofibromatoses is somatic mosaicism for the NF1 17, 18 or NF2 genes. (bmj.com)
  • The pathogenesis, clinical features, and diagnosis are discussed separately (see 'Neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1): Pathogenesis, clinical features, and diagnosis' ). (uptodate.com)
  • See 'Neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1): Pathogenesis, clinical features, and diagnosis', section on 'Optic pathway gliomas' and 'Neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1): Pathogenesis, clinical features, and diagnosis', section on 'Bone abnormalities' . (uptodate.com)
  • Neurofibromatosis Type 1 (NF-1) is an autosomal dominant condition which has markedly variable clinical expression, with manifestations ranging from mild cutaneous lesions to severe orthopedic complications and functional impairment. (nih.gov)
  • Identification of the genetic variants involved in variability of clinical expression of neurofibromatosis 1. (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • While there is currently no cure for NF1, there are clinical trials available at the Johns Hopkins Comprehensive Neurofibromatosis (NF) Center . (hopkinsmedicine.org)
  • What Are the Clinical Manifestations of Neurofibromatosis Type 1? (ajnr.org)
  • This suggests that targeting the affected signaling pathways in neurofibromatosis type 1 for the treatment of cognitive disabilities may have to start at a much younger age than has so far been tested in clinical trials. (jneurosci.org)
  • 3 Until the last decade, the genetic and clinical distinction between NF1 and neurofibromatosis NF2 (NF2) was not always clearly established. (bmj.com)
  • This review explores the clinical features and mechanisms of epilepsy in three common neurocutaneous disorders-TSC, neurofibromatosis type 1, and SWS. (frontiersin.org)
  • The neurofibromatoses comprise at least two autosomal dominant disorders affecting an estimated 100 000 Americans with clinical manifestations that may require care from every type of clinician. (annals.org)
  • Neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) is an autosomal dominant disorder with a complex variety of clinical manifestations. (aacrjournals.org)
  • It was proposed that GISTs can be divided into SDHB- positive (type 1), and SDHB-negative (type 2) tumors because of similarities in clinical features and response to imatinib treatment. (jcancer.org)
  • Neurofibromatosis 1: clinical review and exceptions to the rules. (semanticscholar.org)
  • Shinji Makino and Hironobu Tampo, "Optical Coherence Tomography Imaging of Choroidal Abnormalities in Neurofibromatosis Type 1," Case Reports in Ophthalmological Medicine , vol. 2013, Article ID 292981, 3 pages, 2013. (hindawi.com)
  • Skeletal Abnormalities Abnormal development of the temple bone (sphenoid dyplasia) occurs in about 1 percent of people with NF1 and can lead to eye displacement or herniation of part of the brain. (checkorphan.org)
  • The cognitive profile of children with neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) has been well characterized, but few studies have evaluated the cognitive abilities of adults with NF1 and ADHD. (dovepress.com)
  • Body composition in adults with neurofibromatosis type 1. (semanticscholar.org)
  • Social skills of children with neurofibromatosis type 1. (action.org.uk)
  • Manifestations of neurofibromatosis 1 are pleiotropic, potentially severe and unpredictable. (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • Thoracic manifestations of neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1 ) , or von Recklinghausen disease , are related to pulmonary and mediastinal features of this multisystem neurocutaneous disorder, which is the most common phakomatosis . (radiopaedia.org)
  • Orthopaedic manifestations of neurofibromatosis in children: an update. (semanticscholar.org)
  • What Are the Signs & Symptoms of Neurofibromatosis Type 1? (kidshealth.org)
  • The symptoms of neurofibromatosis vary widely between individuals, with some people only experiencing mild health problems and others finding they are severely affected on a day-to-day basis. (news-medical.net)
  • The symptoms of neurofibromatosis depend on the type. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • Glomus tumors in neurofibromatosis ty. (ugent.be)
  • These results uncover critical period dysregulation as a novel mechanism in the pathogenesis of neurofibromatosis type 1. (jneurosci.org)
  • Some insights into the molecular pathogenesis of these tumors have derived from the study of children with the inherited tumor predisposition syndrome, neurofibromatosis type-1 (NF1). (aacrjournals.org)
  • Skeletal anomalies are observed in neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1), but the pathogenesis is unknown. (semanticscholar.org)
  • The current obstetrical literature indicates that women with NF-1 have increased complications associated with pregnancy. (nih.gov)
  • Neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) causes neural and cutaneous disorders and reduced exercise capacity. (scielo.br)
  • Both an expert panel [ 1 ] and the Genetics Committee of the American Academy of Pediatrics have published diagnostic and health supervision guidelines for children with NF1 [ 3 ]. (uptodate.com)
  • Neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) is the most common inherited tumor predisposition syndrome that occurs in about 1:3500 live births. (mainecancer.org)
  • There are three major clinically and genetically distinct forms of neurofibromatosis. (uptodate.com)
  • Neurofibromatosis 1 (NF1) is a common, autosomal dominant, neurocutaneous disease that is clinically and genetically distinct from the rare condition neurofibromatosis 2 (NF2). (bmj.com)
  • Neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1), previously known as von Recklinghausen disease, is the most common type. (uptodate.com)
  • 1 This disease was first described in 1882 by von Recklinghausen, leading to the initial name of the condition, von Recklinghausen disease. (ajnr.org)
  • Neurofibromatosis 1 (NF1) is a common, autosomal dominant, neurocutaneous disease. (bmj.com)
  • AstraZeneca today announced that selumetinib has been granted orphan drug designation (ODD) in Japan for the treatment of neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1), a rare and debilitating genetic disease. (astrazeneca.com)
  • 1 Most studies of NF1 are biased towards childhood disease and little is known of the natural history of the disease in adulthood. (bmj.com)
  • We report the case of an HIV-positive female patient with neurofibromatosis type 1 who was treated for recurrent peptic ulcer disease and later developed diabetes mellitus and chronic diarrhoea. (scielo.org.za)
  • Neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) , also known as von Recklinghausen disease , is a multisystem neurocutaneous disorder, the most common phakomatosis , and a RASopathy . (radiopaedia.org)
  • BackgroundNeurofibromatosis type-1 (NF1), also called von Recklinghausen disease, is a rare genetic disease which can lead to the development of benign or even malignant tumors. (muni.cz)
  • With an estimated birth incidence of 1:3000 in Western countries, NF1 is the most commonly inherited disease [ 1 ]. (jcancer.org)
  • Chapter One concerns the evolving molecular biology, targeted therapeutics, and neurocognitive deficits in neurofibromatosis type one. (novapublishers.com)
  • range, 2.3-16.8 years) with neurofibromatosis 1 and a total of 23 contrast-enhancing parenchymal lesions initially classified as foci of abnormal signal intensity were included. (ajnr.org)
  • Abnormal Morphology of Select Cortical and Subcortical Regions in Neurofibromatosis Type 1. (escholarship.org)
  • NF1 is an autosomal dominant condition with a birth incidence of about 1 in 2500 and a prevalence of 1 in 4000. (bmj.com)
  • A strong relationship between congenital pseudarthrosis of the tibia (CPT) and neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) has been suggested, but prevalence varies widely throughout the literature and the criteria used for diagnosis are very heterogeneous. (springermedizin.de)
  • The most common type, it affects 1 of every 3,000 births. (kidshealth.org)
  • Neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) is a common autosomal dominant genetic disorder that affects approximately 1 in 3,500 people and may be inherited or arise spontaneously. (oncologynurseadvisor.com)
  • Neurofibromatosis 1 affects more than 100,000 people in the United States and is one of the most common tumor predisposition syndromes. (rxpgnews.com)
  • Individuals with the neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) inherited cancer syndrome exhibit neuronal dysfunction that predominantly affects the CNS. (jneurosci.org)
  • Neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) is an incurable genetic condition that affects one in 3,000 to 4,000 individuals. (worldpharmanews.com)
  • Neurofibromatosis affects 1:2500-3000 individuals 3 . (radiopaedia.org)
  • Neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) is an autosomal dominant neurocutaneous disorder that affects 1 in 3,000 individuals worldwide ( 1 ). (aacrjournals.org)
  • Bajenaru ML, Donahoe J, Corral T, Reilly KM, Brophy S, Pellicer A et al (2001) Neurofibromatosis 1 (NF1) heterozygosity results in a cell-autonomous growth advantage for astrocytes. (springer.com)
  • Optic pathway gliomas and brainstem gliomas are the predominant intracranial neoplasms associated with neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1). (nih.gov)
  • Neurofibromatosis (NF) 1 and 2 are multisystem disorders associated with a variety of neoplastic and non-neoplastic manifestations that typically progress in severity during the lifetime of the affected patient. (nih.gov)
  • The neurofibromatoses are a part of a group of conditions known as neurocutaneous disorders that affect the skin and the nervous system. (clevelandclinic.org)
  • Available at: https://www.ninds.nih.gov/Disorders/All-Disorders/Neurofibromatosis-Information-Page. (epnet.com)
  • Neurofibromatosis types 1 and 2 are a group of neurocutaneous syndromes resulting from disorders in cell regulation. (ajnr.org)
  • Tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC), neurofibromatosis type I (NF1), and Sturge-Weber syndrome (SWS) are prototypical neurocutaneous disorders in which genetic mutations in pathways regulating cell growth cause developmental dysfunction of the brain, skin, and other organs. (frontiersin.org)
  • In addition, there is now emerging evidence of some overlap in the cellular signaling pathways in these disorders ( 1 - 3 ). (frontiersin.org)
  • The other two forms of neurofibromatosis, neurofibromatosis type 2 (NF2) and schwannomatosis, are also discussed in detail separately. (uptodate.com)
  • See 'Neurofibromatosis type 2' and 'Schwannomatosis' . (uptodate.com)
  • Neurofibromatosis is divided into 3 types, neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1), neurofibromatosis type 2 (NF2), and schwannomatosis. (epnet.com)
  • The three types are neurofibromatosis type I (NF1), neurofibromatosis type II (NF2), and schwannomatosis. (wikipedia.org)
  • Neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) is a genetic condition. (kidshealth.org)
  • Researchers studying a mouse model of neurofibromatosis 1 (NF1), a genetic condition that causes childhood brain tumors, have found their second new drug target in a year, a protein called methionine aminopeptidase-2 (MetAP2). (rxpgnews.com)
  • Around one in every 2,500 babies has a genetic condition called neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1). (action.org.uk)
  • NF1 is a debilitating genetic condition affecting 1 in 3,000 individuals worldwide. (pipelinereview.com)
  • DeBella K, Szudek J, Friedman JM (2000) Use of the National Institutes of Health criteria for diagnosis of neurofibromatosis 1 in children. (springermedizin.de)
  • This report describes a similar emergency department presentation in a 4-month-old infant with subsequent diagnosis of neurofibromatosis type 1. (bmj.com)
  • Exercise capacity impairment in individuals with neurofibromatosis type 1. (semanticscholar.org)
  • Neurofibromatosis 1(NF1) is a rare autosomal dominant disorder with an incidence of one birth out of 3000. (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • Neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) is an autosomal dominant disorder characterized by increased incidence of benign and malignant tumors of neural crest origin. (sciencemag.org)
  • Somatostatinomas are extremely rare neuroendocrine tumours with an estimated annual incidence of 1 in 40 million per year, arising from the delta cells in the pancreas or, in about 40% of cases, from the duodenum. (scielo.org.za)
  • Neurofibromatosis 1 (NF1) is an autosomal dominant disorder with an estimated incidence of 1 in 3000 live births [ 1 ]. (biomedcentral.com)
  • Rationale: Scoliosis is the most common form of dystrophic spinal deformities in type 1 neurofibromatosis, whereas a spontaneous rotational dislocation of the lumbar spine is a rare entity. (medworm.com)
  • The chromosomal defects for at least two forms of neurofibromatosis have been delineated and mapped to chromosomes 17 (type 1) and 22 (type 2). (biomedsearch.com)
  • Some people with neurofibromatosis type 1 develop cancerous tumors that grow along nerves. (medlineplus.gov)
  • People with neurofibromatosis type 1 also have an increased risk of developing other cancers, including brain tumors and cancer of blood-forming tissue ( leukemia ). (medlineplus.gov)
  • Although most people with neurofibromatosis type 1 have normal intelligence, learning disabilities and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) occur frequently in affected individuals. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Some people with neurofibromatosis learn to lip read and use sign language. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • To study the ophthalmological manifestations in individuals with the typical features of neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) circumscribed to one or more body segments, usually referred to as segmental NF1. (bmj.com)
  • Neurofibromatosis 1 (NF1) is a complex and multifaceted neurocutaneous syndrome with many and varied comorbidities. (dovepress.com)
  • Aegerter EE (1950) The possible relationship of neurofibromatosis, congenital pseudarthrosis and fibrous dysplasia. (springermedizin.de)
  • Andersen KS (1976) Congenital pseudarthrosis of the tibia and neurofibromatosis. (springermedizin.de)
  • Long bone pseudarthrosis is strongly linked to neurofibromatosis, a common genetic disorder in which pseudarthrosis tends to occur early. (bmj.com)
  • NF1 can never become NF2 or the other way around, and a person can have only one type of neurofibromatosis. (kidshealth.org)
  • The three types of Neurofibromatosis are caused by different mutations on chromosomes. (wikipedia.org)
  • Neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) is an autosomal dominant genetic disorder occurring in approximately 1 in 3000 live births. (hindawi.com)