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How is neurofibromatosis diagnosed?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

Type 1 neurofibromatosis is typically diagnosed during a physical exam, though a doctor may also utilize X-rays, CT scans, or other imaging techniques. Type 2 neurofibromatosis is usually diagnosed via a combination of hearing loss and scans from diagnostic imaging tests. Genetic tests are available and can be used in diagnosing or predicting neurofibromatosis.

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