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Do people die from an acoustic neuroma?

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Dr. Dennis Diaz
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 38 years experience
No: Rarely do people die from acoustic neuromas.
Dr. David Astrachan
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 37 years experience
Rarely: Acoustic neuromas are slow growing benign tumors that rarely get to a size that can cause death. They are not cancers.
Dr. Rodney Diaz
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 22 years experience
Sometimes: They are benign tumors that usually do not grow quickly. However, they have very few symptoms and sometimes are not found until they are quite large; they can also sometimes grow much more quickly than expected. In either case, if they compress the brainstem, they can be life treating.

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