Neurofibromatosis is a genetically inherited disorder that causes tumors to grow on the end of nerve endings. Dermal or skin surface tumors can cause unsightly growths that can create emotional and physical distress to an affected person. Physical distress stems from the location of the tumors. In addition, as they are present on nerve endings, neurofibromatosis may result in various neurological problems. Even though dermal neurofibromas are usually benign, a specific type called plexiform neurofibromas can be malignant and must be monitored regularly for changes in size and consistency.
Because neurofibromatosis is a genetically-inherited disorder, there is no neurofibromatosis cure. There are, however, ways to treat the disorder. Specifically, removing large numbers of tumors via electrodesiccation treats the visible physical deformity caused by the disorder. While the procedure may not affect other symptoms, removing visible tumors can help restore a patient's confidence and physical satisfaction.
Dr. Weinberg is a specialist in neurofibromatosis and a pioneer in electrodesiccation. With hundreds of patients worldwide, Dr. Weinberg takes great pride in his ability to cure the visible cosmetic deformity on the skin surface caused by neurofibromatosis. If you have questions about a neurofibromatosis diagnosis, please contact our office to schedule a consultation.
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