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Conditions We Treat: Neurofibroma

Neurofibromas are tumors that grow in the connective tissue of nerves. These tumors are usually benign (noncancerous). If a person has numerous neurofibromas, the condition is called neurofibromatosis 

Neurofibroma: Why Choose Johns Hopkins

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  • The Peripheral Nerve Surgery Center was founded to provide the highest quality surgical care for peripheral nerve diseases — including neurofibromas — and to generate new understanding of the diagnosis and treatment of nerve diseases through research.
  • You will benefit from our multidisciplinary approach, with insights from neurology, neurosurgery, orthopaedics, plastic and reconstructive surgery, and radiology.
  • Our practitioners are experienced in diagnosing and addressing all types of neurofibromas, including cutaneous, intramuscular and plexiform types, which can sometimes cause pain or loss of nerve function.
  • The Peripheral Nerve Surgery team works closely with experts at the Comprehensive Neurofibromatosis (NF) Center, one of the only centers in the world helping patients with NF type 1, NF type 2 and schwannomatosis. 

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Treatment for Neurofibromas

Your doctor may recommend observation for neurofibromas that are not causing symptoms.

Following up with regular imaging and using our advanced techniques is a good way to see if a neurofibroma is progressing or changing.

Large neurofibromas can compress nearby structures such as muscles or blood vessels and cause symptoms such as pain, numbness or impaired nerve function. These tumors, as well as those that become cancerous, may require surgical removal.

Allan Belzberg

Allan Belzberg, M.D.

Your Peripheral Nerve Surgery Team


Allan Belzberg, M.D.
Jaishri Blakeley, M.D.

Thomas M. Brushart, M.D.
Richard James Redett, III, M.D.
Jaimie Troyal Shores, M.D.

Advanced Practitioners

Leslie Morgan, N.P. 
Bronwyn Slobogan, P.A. 

Patient Resources 

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Maryland Patients

To request an appointment or refer a patient, please contact the Johns Hopkins Peripheral Nerve Surgery Center at 410-614-9923.
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Adult Neurology: 410-955-9441
Pediatric Neurology: 410-955-4259
Adult Neurosurgery: 410-955-6406
Pediatric Neurosurgery: 410-955-7337


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