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Neurofibromatosis : A Handbook for Patients, Families and Health Care Professionals - Bruce R. Korf


A Handbook for Patients, Families and Health Care Professionals

By: Bruce R. Korf (Editor), Allen E. Rubenstein (Editor)

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Here is the state-of-the-art on recognizing, managing and living with

neurofibromatosis (NF) for patients, families, and health care professionals.

From new genetic and diagnostic advances, to associated cardiovascular and

endocrine abnormalities, to the significant psychosocial impact of NF, the book

is packed with clear, practical guidance for understanding and living with this


Special features:

A complete diagnostic guide to help you recognize

NF-related symptoms--with a timeline for when they might appear

New treatment options for NF, including pain control

Coverage of the newly discovered form of NF,


Personal perspectives from NF patients and their


Glossary that defines medical terminology

With the great diagnostic and treatment advances achieved in the last decade,

and research proceeding rapidly, the future for patients with NF has never been

brighter. For all individuals living with the challenges of this disability, the

book brings you to the forefront of medical knowledge. Make sure it is within

close reach for fast and easy reference.

'This is an essential update for a book that is unique in its focus in providing information for patients with neurofibromatosis.' -- Doody's Book Reviews

Introduction and historyp. 1
The many faces of neurofibromatosisp. 10
The pathogenesis of neurofibromatosis 1 and neurofibromatosis 2p. 23
Genetics and genetic counseling in neurofibromatosis 1 and neurofibromatosis 2p. 43
Diagnosis and overall management of neurofibromatosis 1p. 55
Neurofibromas and malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumors in neurofibromatosis 1p. 81
Other neural tumors and nervous system abnormalities in neurofibromatosis 1p. 102
Cognitive function and learning disabilities in neurofibromatosis 1p. 116
Other features of neurofibromatosis 1p. 131
Diagnosis and overall management of neurofibromatosis 2p. 155
Management of particular neurofibromatosis 2 featuresp. 176
Schwannomatosisp. 187
Psychosocial impact of neurofibromatosisp. 200
Practical and quality-of-life issuesp. 213
Research about neurofibromatosisp. 230
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ISBN: 9781588903013
ISBN-10: 158890301X
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 253
Published: 10th January 2005
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 15.2 x 22.9  x 1.63
Weight (kg): 0.54
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: New edition