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Is acoustic neuroma painful?

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Dr. Mark Eisenberg
Neurosurgery 33 years experience
No: Typically the main complaint people have if they have an acoustic neuroma (vestibular schwannoma) is hearing loss and/or tinnitus (ringing in the ear). Only if it is particularly large will patients complain of headaches.
Dr. Neil Giddings
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 39 years experience
Get checked out: Acoustic neuromas almost never cause pain.
Dr. Rodney Diaz
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 22 years experience
No: Almost never causes pain; if very large, can cause numbness over the face though.

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A 45-year-old member asked:

What is an acoustic neuroma, and what to do for it?

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Dr. Reza Karimi
Neurosurgery 16 years experience
Cranial nerve tumor: This is a tumor which occurs on one of the nerves which exit the brainstem within the skull. The treatment is determined by the size of the tumor and the symptoms it is causing. Treatment options are conservative management (watching with serial mris), surgical removal or radiosurgery (radiation therapy). Small, asymptomatic acoustic tumors are often observed.

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