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Neurofibromatosis Type 2

Neurofibromatosis Type 2 is a rare genetic disorder in which individuals develop acoustic neuromas (vestibular schwannomas) in both ears. It is often associated with other tumours of the central nervous system such as meningiomas and schwannomas of other cranial nerves and the spine. Due to the multiple problems that patients with this condition have it is usually best if they are treated in specialised units to provide the best possible care. The St Vincent’s Department of Otology and Skull Base Surgery  has a specialised interest in Neurofibromatosis Type 2 and is able to provide complete coordinated care for these patients with links to genetic counselling through to surgical treatment or conservative management of acoustic neuroma (vestibular schwannoma) and provision of Auditory Brainstem Implants.

If you have any enquiries regarding Neurofibromatosis Type 2 please contact one of our skull base surgeons.

See also St Vincent's Ear, Acoustic Neuroma, and Skullbase Courses for clinicians.