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Can you tell me about an acoustic neuroma?

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Dr. Neil Giddings
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 40 years experience
Benign tumor: Acoustic neuroma is a benign tumor that usually originates from the vestibular(balance) nerve. Treatment options include observation, surgery, or radiation depending on the symptoms, age of the patient, and growth of the lesion. See a neurotologist for full evaluation or a neurosurgeon that deals with these lesions on a regular basis.
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Dr. Neil Giddings
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 40 years experience
Benign tumor: Acoustic neuroma is a benign tumor that usually originates from the vestibular(balance) nerve. Treatment options include observation, surgery, or radiation depending on the symptoms, age of the patient, and growth of the lesion. See a neurotologist for full evaluation or a neurosurgeon that deals with these lesions on a regular basis.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.

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