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What's the safest way to treat acoustic neuroma?

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Dr. Neil Giddings
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 39 years experience
See neurotologist: Acoustic neuromas may be treated with observation, surgery, or radiation. Treatment options vary with the size of the tumor, what symptoms are present, and the age of the patient.
Dr. Salman Saeed
Neurology 33 years experience
Neuroma: There is a facility in new york, they are using radiofrequency therapy with good results in treating acoutic neuroma, this is a very difficult tumor to surgically remove but in good hands the results are good.
Dr. Neil Giddings
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 39 years experience
Radiation therapy is available in every major city in the US, and has excellent treatment outcomes for appropriately selected rumors. Rumors are also routinely surgically removed at many centers with excellent long term outcomes
Mar 12, 2012

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A 39-year-old member asked:

What happens if you don't treat an acoustic neuroma?

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Dr. Rodney Diaz
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 22 years experience
Depends: Small ones, potentially nothing or progressive hearing loss, vertigo. Medium to large ones can, in addition, cause facial paralysis, facial pain or numbness, voice changes, swallowing problems, compress brainstem. Rarely, these grow rapidly or are huge and can be life threatening.

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