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Potential treatments for neurofibromatosis

asionally, tumors may develop in the brain, on cranial nerves, or on the spinal cord.

However, a rare form of the disease occurs in infants and young children, with tumors growing on major nerves, such as the sciatic nerve that connects the spinal cord with the leg and foot muscles. The tumors can interfere with the function of the brain and other organs, or prevent patients from walking.

"Those are particularly tough problems. They're very challenging to treat surgically, and radiation and chemotherapy don't help," said Dr. Clapp.


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