Indian Journal of Otology

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2013  |  Volume : 19  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 205--207

Neurofibromatosis type 2: A case report and brief review of literature


George Sarin Zacharia 
 Department of Internal Medicine, Government Medical College, Kottayam, Kerala, India

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George Sarin Zacharia
Thundiyil House, Karimannoor P. O., Thodupuzha, Idukki - 685 584, Kerala
India

Neurofibromatosis type 2 (NF2) is a genetically inherited disorder characterized by the presence of multiple central nervous system tumors most characteristic being vestibular schwannomas with or without peripheral manifestations in the form of cataract or cutaneous neurofibromas. Unlike its type 1 counterpart NF2 is an uncommon disorder. We here describe a classical case of neurofibromatosis type 2 with florid clinical manifestations and characteristic neuroimaging features. We also briefly describe the literature pertaining to this rare disorder. The case also emphasizes the fact that NF2 should be considered in the list of differentials for sensorineural deafness especially when it is bilateral.


How to cite this article:
Zacharia GS. Neurofibromatosis type 2: A case report and brief review of literature.Indian J Otol 2013;19:205-207


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Zacharia GS. Neurofibromatosis type 2: A case report and brief review of literature. Indian J Otol [serial online] 2013 [cited 2019 Oct 16 ];19:205-207
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