Neurofibromatosis Type II (or "MISME Syndrome", for "Multiple Inherited Schwannomas, Meningiomas, and Ependymomas") is an inherited disease. The main manifestation of the disease is the development of symmetric, non-malignant brain tumours in the region of the cranial nerve VIII, which is the auditory nerve that transmits sensory information from the inner ear to the brain. Most people with this condition also experience problems in their eyes. NF II is caused by mutations of a gene which p ...
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Neurofibromatosis 2
... Neurofibromatosis 2 is a disorder in which noncancerous tumors called schwannomas develop in cells that form the protective covering for nerves in the inner ear. Tumors can also develop on nerves in o...
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