Neurofibromatosis is a genetically-inherited disorder that causes tumors to grow on the end of nerve endings under the skin. Dermal tumors, while benign, can cause unsightly growths that can cause emotional distress to an affected person. Physical distress stems from the location of the tumors. As they are present on nerve endings, neurofibromatosis may result in a variety of neurological problems. While dermal neurofibromas are mostly benign, plexiform neurofibromas can be malignant and must be monitored regularly for change in size and consistency.
Because neurofibromatosis is a genetically-inherited disorder, there is no cure. There are, however, ways to treat the disorder. Specifically, removing large numbers of tumors via electrodesiccation can treat the physical deformity caused by the disorder. While the procedure may not affect other symptoms, the removal of visible tumors can help restore a patient’s confidence and physical satisfaction.
Dr. Weinberg is a specialist in dealing with neurofibromatosis and a pioneer in electrodesiccation. With hundreds of patients worldwide, Dr. Weinberg takes great pride in his ability to cure this cosmetic deformity.
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