Chennuru Madhavi latha*
Department of Pharmacology, Narayana Pharmacy College, Nellore, A.P, India.
This review gives the information about what are the causes, symptoms and treatment of neurofibromatosis or Neurofibromatosis is a genetic nervous system disorder that causes tumors to grow around nerves. Neurofibromatosis causes tumor to grow on nerves and gives rise to many other abnormalities like skin changes and bone deformities. The tumor begins in the cells that make up the myelin sheath, which is a thin membrane that envelops and protects nerve fibers. The type of the tumor depends on its position in the body and the kind of cells involved Neurofibromas is one of the most common tumors that develops in the tissue surrounding the peripheral nerves. The tumor is non-cancerous, but can become cancerous over time. This genetic disorder occurs in both sexes and in all races and ethnic groups.
Keywords: Neurofibromatosis, Schwnnomatosis, Tumors