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What Are the Clinical, Imaging Differences Between Schwannomatosis and NF2?


Objective: To evaluate clinical and imaging features of schwannomatosis and highlight key differences from neurofibromatosis type 2 (NF2). Design: Retrospective review of published literature. Discussion: The peak incidence is reported to be between the ages of 30 and 60 years. Diagnosis requires exclusion of NF2 on clinical grounds and high-quality imaging of the vestibular nerves. To increase the specificity of the diagnosis of schwannomatosis, the revised criteria exclude all pa more...
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