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Neurofibromatosis, type 2

Neurofibromatosis 2 (NF2) is characterized by bilateral vestibular schwannomas with associated symptoms of tinnitus, hearing loss, and balance dysfunction. The average age of onset is 18 to 24 years. Almost all affected individuals develop bilateral vestibular schwannomas by age 30 years. Affected individuals may also develop schwannomas of other cranial and peripheral nerves, meningiomas, ependymomas, and, very rarely, astrocytomas. Posterior subcapsular lens opacities that rarely progress to a visually significant cataract are the most common ocular findings and may be the first sign of NF2. Mononeuropathy that occurs in childhood is an increasingly recognized finding; it frequently presents as a persistent facial palsy, a squint (third nerve palsy), or hand/foot drop. [from GeneReviews]

MedGen UID:
18014
Concept ID:
C0027832
Neoplastic Process
2.

Ependymoma

Ependymomas are rare glial tumors of the brain and spinal cord (Yokota et al., 2003). [from OMIM]

MedGen UID:
41825
Concept ID:
C0014474
Neoplastic Process
3.

Neoplasm

A general term for autonomous tissue growth in which the malignancy status has not been established and for which the transformed cell type has not been specifically identified. [from NCI]

MedGen UID:
10294
Concept ID:
C0027651
Neoplastic Process
4.

Meningioma

The presence of a meningioma, i.e., a benign tumor originating from the dura mater or arachnoid mater. [from HPO]

MedGen UID:
7532
Concept ID:
C0025286
Neoplastic Process
5.

Neoplasms

MedGen UID:
880980
Concept ID:
CN236628
Disease or Syndrome
6.

Ependymoma

The presence of an ependymoma of the central nervous system. [from HPO]

MedGen UID:
505390
Concept ID:
CN002611
Finding
7.

Meningioma

The presence of a meningioma, i.e., a benign tumor originating from the dura mater or arachnoid mater. [from HPO]

MedGen UID:
505374
Concept ID:
CN002583
Finding
8.

Neuroepithelial neoplasm

Neoplasms composed of neuroepithelial cells, which have the capacity to differentiate into NEURONS, oligodendrocytes, and ASTROCYTES. The majority of craniospinal tumors are of neuroepithelial origin. (From Dev Biol 1998 Aug 1;200(1):1-5) [from MeSH]

MedGen UID:
60215
Concept ID:
C0206715
Neoplastic Process
9.

Neuroectodermal neoplasm

A neoplasm arising in the neuroectoderm, the portion of the ectoderm of the early embryo that gives rise to the central and peripheral nervous systems, including some glial cells. [from HPO]

MedGen UID:
60072
Concept ID:
C0206093
Neoplastic Process
10.

Unspecified encephalopathy

Encephalopathy is a term that means brain disease, damage, or malfunction. In general, encephalopathy is manifested by an altered mental state. [from HPO]

MedGen UID:
39314
Concept ID:
C0085584
Disease or Syndrome
11.

Nervous tissue neoplasm

A neoplasm derived from nervous tissue (not necessarity a neoplasm located in the nervous system). [from HPO]

MedGen UID:
14324
Concept ID:
C0027665
Neoplastic Process
12.

Neoplasm of brain

A brain tumor is a growth of abnormal cells in the tissues of the brain. Brain tumors can be benign, with no cancer cells, or malignant, with cancer cells that grow quickly. Some are primary brain tumors, which start in the brain. Others are metastatic, and they start somewhere else in the body and move to the brain. Brain tumors can cause many symptoms. Some of the most common are. -Headaches, often in the morning . -Nausea and vomiting. -Changes in your ability to talk, hear, or see. -Problems with balance or walking. -Problems with thinking or memory . -Feeling weak or sleepy. -Changes in your mood or behavior. -Seizures. Doctors diagnose brain tumors by doing a neurologic exam and tests including an MRI, CT scan, and biopsy. Treatment options include watchful waiting, surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, and targeted therapy. Targeted therapy uses substances that attack cancer cells without harming normal cells. Many people get a combination of treatments. NIH: National Cancer Institute.  [from MedlinePlus]

MedGen UID:
14216
Concept ID:
C0006118
Neoplastic Process
13.

Glioma

The presence of a glioma, which is a neoplasm of the central nervous system originating from a glial cell (astrocytes or oligodendrocytes). [from HPO]

MedGen UID:
9030
Concept ID:
C0017638
Neoplastic Process
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