Prognosis for Neurofibromatosis
Prognosis for patients with neurofibromatosis depends on the type. Type 1 NF may reduce life expectancy by up to 15 years, usually due to malignant tumors. Early diagnosis and treatment (e.g., surgery, radiation) may reduce mortality rates.
Prognosis for patients with Type 2 NF depends on age of onset and the number and location of tumors. Prompt diagnosis and treatment (surgery) may improve life expectancy to more than 15 years following diagnosis.