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Commentry - (2022) Volume 7, Issue 5

Study of Abnormal Cell Growth in Children
Sofia Anastasiadou*
Department of Pediatric Surgery, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, India
*Correspondence: Sofia Anastasiadou, Department of Pediatric Surgery, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, India, Email:

Received: 31-Aug-2022, Manuscript No. IPJNO-22-14603; Editor assigned: 02-Sep-2022, Pre QC No. IPJNO-22-14603(PQ); Reviewed: 16-Sep-2022, QC No. IPJNO-22-14603; Revised: 21-Sep-2022, Manuscript No. IPJNO-22-14603(R); Published: 28-Sep-2022, DOI: 10.21767/2572-0376.22.7.55


Neurofibromatosis is a group of genetic conditions that lead to nerve tissue tumors. The brain, spinal cord, and nerves are all potential locations for these tumors to grow. Neurofibromatosis can be divided into three categories schwannomatosis, neurofibromatosis 2 (NF2) and neurofibromatosis the treatment of neurofibromatosis focuses on preventing complications and promoting healthy growth and development in affected children. Surgery can alleviate symptoms when neurofibromatosis results in large tumors or tumors that press on a nerve. The majority of adults with neurofibromatosis type 1 develop neurofibromas, which are benign (noncancerous) tumors typically found on or just below the skin. Nerves near the spinal cord or along other body nerves may also be affected by these tumors. Cancerous tumors that grow along nerves may develop in some people with neurofibromatosis type 1.


Malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumors are the names given to these tumors, which typically manifest during adolescence or adulthood. Additionally, people who have neurofibromatosis type 1 are more likely to develop other types of cancer, such as brain tumors and cancer of the blood-forming tissue. Height, weight, head circumference, signs of normal sexual development, learning disabilities, and/or behavioural issues should all be assessed in children with NF1. A skin examination for growths, spots, scoliosis, blood pressure, vision, and hearing loss screening should be performed on them. Usually, any unusual growth patterns are looked into. Additionally, puberty may indicate the need for additional research. If there are additional concerns, diagnostic evaluations like blood tests, X-rays, and other tests may be ordered. Typically, healthy children with NF1 are examined every six or twelve months. Adults with NF1 typically undergo standard physical examinations, as well as a skin examination for growths, spots, scoliosis, blood pressure, vision, and hearing loss screening. Additionally, doctors ought to be on the lookout for any new or expanding masses, in addition to any new symptoms in general. Usually, adults with NF1 who are otherwise healthy get checked out once a year. NF2 patients should receive the same routine care and examinations. With treatment reserved for enlarging or symptomatic growths, regularly scheduled surveillance scans are frequently used to image known growths.


Neither schwannomatosis nor neurofibromatosis has a known treatment or cure. A mutation on chromosome 17 that affects the gene that makes neurofibromin, a cytoplasmic protein, causes neurofibromatosis type I. As a tumor suppressor, this protein regulates cell proliferation and differentiation via signals. The tumors (neurofibromas) that are characteristic of NF1 can be caused by a dysfunction or absence of neurofibromin, which can affect regulation and cause uncontrolled cell proliferation. Schwann cells, fibroblasts, mast cells, per neuronal cells, and axons are embedded in an extracellular matrix in neurofibromas caused by NF. Neurofibromin also binds microtubules that are necessary for the activity and release of adenylyl cyclase. In cognition, adenylyl cyclase is crucial enzyme. Cognitive impairment in NF patients is explained by neurofibromin’s role in adenylyl cyclase activity. A mutation on chromosome 22 is the cause of neurofibromatosis type II. The mutated copy of the gene causes merlin to lose its normal function, which is to regulate the activity of multiple growth factors. There are distinct mutations on two distinct genes in the two conditions. Tumor suppression is aided by the complex that includes SMARCB1. Tumors that are indicative of schwannomatosis develop as a result of the SMARCB1 gene mutation’s loss of function.



Conflict of Interest

The author’s declared that they have no conflict of interest.

Citation: Anastasiadou S (2022) Study of Abnormal Cell Growth in Children. Neurooncol. 7:55.

Copyright: © 2022 Anastasiadou S. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.