Massachusetts General Hospital Neurofibromatosis Clinic

15 Parkman St. 8th Floor,
Room 835
Boston, MA


About Massachusetts General Hospital Neurofibromatosis Clinic

Founded in 1982 by Dr. Robert Martuza, the Massachusetts General Hospital Neurofibromatosis Clinic was one of the first to acknowledge the unique multi-disciplinary problems that the NF patient and family face–and the vital role that a dedicated clinic plays in the research community. The Neurofibromatosis Clinic offers a comprehensive initial evaluation to all persons in whom a diagnosis of neurofibromatosis has been suggested or confirmed. In addition to a neurological examination this includes a dermatological evaluation and referral for neuro-ophthalmological evaluation and imaging studies. Many persons come to the clinic with a diagnosis of “rule out neurofibromatosis” and the role of the clinic is to clarify whether or not that diagnosis can be made. Others come because they are a first degree relative of an NF patient and are thus at 50-50 risk for the disease. Because so much is now known about the natural history and genetic risks of these diseases, it is always important to make a clear diagnosis at the onset in any one person.

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