Neurofibromatosis, Type III, Riccardi type is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Neurofibromatosis, Type III, Riccardi type, or a subtype of Neurofibromatosis, Type III, Riccardi type, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
The list of signs and symptoms mentioned in various sources for Neurofibromatosis type 3A includes the 8 symptoms listed below: * Cafe-au-lait spots * Freckles * Skin lumps * Acoustic neuromas * Meningioma - upper neck area * Spinal neurofibroma * Paraspinal neurofibroma * Central nervous system tumors
These home medical tests may be relevant to Neurofibromatosis type 3A: * Colon & Rectal Cancer: Home Testing o Home Colorectal Cancer Tests o Home Fecal Occult Bleeding Tests
Neurofibromatosis has no specific treatment. Management consists of surgical removal of intracerebral or intraspinal tumors (when possible) and correction of kyphoscoliosis. Tumors that cause pain and loss of function are removed on an individual basis.