Other Names for this Disease
- Neurilemmomatosis congenital cutaneous
- Congenital cutaneous neurilemmomatosis
- Neurofibromatosis type 3
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Treatment for schwannomatosis is based on the signs and symptoms present in each person. For example, pain is one of the most common symptoms of the condition. Treatment with medications such as gabapentin or pregabalin and the use of short-acting opioids and/or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatories for pain can be successful for many patients. If pain cannot be managed with other means or if the schwannomas are causing other symptoms, they can be surgically removed. However this treatment is often used as a last resort because surgery may put patients at risk of further neurologic problems.
Last updated: 7/26/2015
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