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Neurofibromatosis 1 is a condition where tumors grow on nerves throughout the body. This can cause multisystem disorders of the central nervous system, including in the brain, spinal cord and the cranial nerves. Symptoms may include:
Treatment is designed to reduce symptoms. If tumors on or under the skin cause pain, they can be surgically removed. Surgery may also be used to remove tumors that are pressing on nerves or other organs.