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Neurofibromatosis Diagnosis

Our specialists diagnose neurofibromatosis primarily by giving a thorough physical exam. In addition, we have experts that conduct special genetic testing and/or perform MRI and CT scans for more complex cases. After a complete assessment, physicians are able to better determine the risk for tumor development in the patient. The Children's Cancer Hospital also provides a pediatric neuropsychologist to determine any learning disabilities the  patient may be facing.

Second opinions at MD Anderson

The physicians at MD Anderson are highly specialized in diagnosing and managing neurofibromatosis and cancers caused by the condition. We welcome the opportunity to provide second opinions.

If you would like to get a second opinion at MD Anderson, call 877-632-6789 to make an appointment or request an appointment online.

Clinical Trials

MD Anderson patients have access to clinical trials offering promising new treatments that cannot be found anywhere else.

Knowledge Center

Find the latest news and information about neurofibromatosis in our Knowledge Center, including blog posts, articles, videos, news releases and more.