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What is Neurocutaneous Syndrome?

What is Neurocutaneous Syndrome?

Neurocutaneous Syndrome is a term for a group of neurological disorders which cause tumours to grow inside the brain, spinal cord, bones and organs. They are life-long conditions and the 3 most common are:

  • Tuberous Sclerosis- growths (also knowns as tubers) are often found growing in the inside of the brain and retina of the eye
  • Sturge-Weber Disease - the primary feature of this a red mark which looks like a port wine stain on the face. There tends to be neurological abnormalities in the brain on the same side as the face lesion.
  • Neurofibromatosis - type 1 is the most common type of neurofibromatosis. A primary feature is light brown patches of pigment on the skin. Non-cancerous skin tumours are found growing on the brain, spinal cord and in organs of the body.

All of these conditions are congenital (present at birth). Growths on the brain and spinal cord can cause a neurological and physical problems.

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