Von Recklinghausen’s disease (VRD) is a genetic disorder characterized by the growth of tumours on the nerves. The disease can also affect the skin and cause bone deformities. There are three forms of VRD:
The most common form of VRD is NF1. This disease causes tumours called neurofibromas in the tissues and organs of the body.
VRD tumors can become cancerous, and management of this disease focuses on monitoring the tumours for cancerous changes.