Neurofibroma is a slow-growing, benign tumor that grows on the soft tissue covering the nerves along the brain and spinal cord. Most are benign and do not spread. Symptoms, if they appear, include pain, numbness or pins and needles, muscle weakness and dizziness. These tumors can be caused by a genetic disorder of the central nervous system called neurofibromatosis.
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The AdventHealth Neuroscience Institute is a state-of-the art facility for adults and children affected by neurofibroma. We specialize in minimally invasive treatments that use laser technology to remove tumors or reduce their size. Using endoscopes and 3-D brain mapping, our surgeons pinpoint tumors with immense accuracy, isolating them from normal, healthy tissue. This makes surgical removal safer and reduces the risk of long-term damage to the spinal cord and other areas of critical brain function.