Fast Five Quiz: Neurofibromatosis Type 1 Signs and Symptoms

Heidi Moawad, MD


May 02, 2023

The most common tumour in children with NF1 is the optic pathway glioma, which are detected in up to 20% of paediatric patients. Non-optic gliomas can occur at any age with a frequency of 2%-5%. Nodular neurofibromas occur in approximately 30% of adolescents. Meningiomas are rare in persons < 21 years of age, accounting for just 1%-2% primary brain tumours.

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