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What tests are used to diagnose neurofibromatosis?

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The tests include

  • Physical examination
  • Medical history
  • Family history
  • X-rays
  • Computerized tomography (CT) scans
  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
  • Biopsy of neurofibromas
  • Eye tests
  • Tests for particular symptoms, such as hearing or balance tests
  • Genetic testing

From: Neurofibromatosis WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES: 

Diagnosis of Neurofibromatosis, Ferri: Ferri's Clinical Advisor 2013, 1st ed. 

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on April 30, 2017

SOURCES: 

Diagnosis of Neurofibromatosis, Ferri: Ferri's Clinical Advisor 2013, 1st ed. 

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on April 30, 2017

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