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Neurofibromatosis 2 (NF2)
Neurofibromatosis 2 (NF2) is a genetic condition where individuals develop benign (noncancerous) tumors of the nervous system. Individuals with NF2 typically develop vestibular schwannomas, which are benign tumors on the nerve in the inner ear. NF2 can also cause meningiomas and other benign tumors of the brain and spinal cord. The tumors caused by NF2 can cause hearing loss, issues with balance, vision loss, and decreased mobility. The symptoms of NF2 commonly begin when a person is in their twenties, though some people might have symptoms earlier or later. There is currently no cure for NF2.