Peter Hibberd, M.D., is a doctor whose advice is based on more than 28 years of hospital outpatient and inpatient experience. He is an experienced emergency medicine physician, surgeon, and consultant. Dr. Hibberd is certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine. He is also a fellow and active member of the American Academy of Family Physicians, an active member of the American College of Emergency Physicians, and a member and fellow of the American Academy of Emergency Medicine. Dr. Hibberd has earned numerous national and international professional certifications, memberships, and awards.

Is There A Cure For Neurofibromatosis?

Monday, 19 July 2010 09:30 AM

Question: I have a friend who has neurofibromatosis. Is there a cure? Can the large tumors be permanently removed?

Dr. Hibberd's Answer:

Neurofibromatosis is a genetically inherited disorder that appears as benign tumors of soft, lumpy tissue. Debulking and surgical removal are the only treatments available, and removal does not prevent recurrences. The large tumors are best removed before they adversely affect adjacent bone and soft tissue, though recurrence is common. Children have a 50% risk of inheriting the disorder if either parent has this condition. There is no cure.

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