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Diagnosis of Neurofibromatosis (NF) Type 2

The diagnostic criteria for NF2 has been established by a consensus of experts. A person is thought to have NF2 if they have a:

Confirmed (definite) diagnosis of NF2:

(Probable) diagnosis of NF2:

  • family history of NF2 AND
  • unilateral vestibular schwannomas or any 2 of the following tumor types: meningioma, glioma, schwannoma, juvenile posterior subcapsular lenticular opacity, juvenile cortical cataract

A person should be evaluated for NF2 if the conditions below are met:

  • unilateral vestibular schwannoma plus at least 2 of any of the following: meningioma, glioma, schwannoma, juvenile posterior subcapsular lenticular opacities/juvenile cortical cataract
  • 2 or more meningiomas plus unilateral vestibular schwannoma or any 2 of the following: glioma, schwannoma, juvenile posterior subcapsular lenticular opacities/juvenile cortical cataract

Learn more about tumors associated with NF type 2.

Only a doctor with expertise in NF2 can provide an accurate diagnosis.

If you suspect you have NF2, but no diagnosis has been made, please visit us for a consultation with a genetic counselor.

For more information, contact the Johns Hopkins Comprehensive Neurofibromatosis (NF) Center at 410-502-6732.

 
 
 
 
 
 

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