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What are some good acoustic pop punk love songs for my girlfriend?

This question: isn't medical in nature. I am not sure you are on the best website for this type of recommendation. ...Read more

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How do we know that we have acoustic neuromas?

How do we know that we have acoustic neuromas?

Imaging w CT/MRI : See link via epocrates, you need to see your doctor for a work up, in my 30 yrs I have only seen a hand full; https://online.Epocrates.Com/u/2934731/acoustic+neuroma. ...Read more

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What is acoustic neuroma?

What is acoustic neuroma?

Balance nerve tumor: "acoustic neuroma" is actually a double misnomer: it is neither from the acoustic nerve nor is it a neuroma. It is actually a vestibular schwannoma: a benign tumor of the schwan cells (cells that wrap around and insulate nerves), not of the nerve itself, that grows off of / around the vestibular nerve, the nerve for balance, rather than the acoustic nerve or nerve of hearing. ...Read more

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Acoustic neuroma testing?

Hearing tests: Almost all acoustic neuromas are associated with hearing loss, but other neurological signs may be found on exam, including problems with gait, facial sensation, and double vision. Diagnosis can be confirmed, or excluded, by careful MRI films of the base of the brain. ...Read more

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How is acoustic neuroma treated?

Several ways: Acoustic neuromas may be treated by observation, surgery, or radiation. The choice of treatment is based on the size of tumor, the presenting symptoms and the age of the patient. ...Read more

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Do people die from an acoustic neuroma?

Rarely: Acoustic neuromas are slow growing benign tumors that rarely get to a size that can cause death. They are not cancers. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about acoustic neuroma?

Can you tell me about acoustic neuroma?

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. ...Read more

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What are the tests for acoustic neuroma?

Mri: Audiograms with differ ence in hearing between ears may require further evaluation, but MRI scan with contrast material remins gold standard for diagnosis of acoustic neuroma some centers may have "stacked abr" testing but not widely available. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about an acoustic neuroma?

Can you tell me about an acoustic neuroma?

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. ...Read more

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What sort of problem is an acoustic neuroma?

Brain tumor: An acoustic neuroma is an benign tumor of the auditory nerve, located in the auditory canal. They are relatively rare. Early symptoms include hearing loss, ringing in the ears, and vertigo. These tumors grow very slowly, and are treated with surgery or with radiation only if hearing is affected. ...Read more

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What's the safest way to treat acoustic neuroma?

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. ...Read more

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

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. ...Read more

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What cause balance problem except acoustic neuroma?

Dizziness: There is a long list of ear related issues that cause balance problems, neurologic, cardiovascular, circulatory, metabolic/hormonal problems also can cause dizziness/lightheadedness/balance issues. Acoustic neuroma is a rare condition so lots of other things to check and consider first. ...Read more

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

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

Could be problem: Depending on the size and rate of growth possibilities include "nothing" or severe neurological compromise and death. In most cases these tumors are slow growing and lead to hearing loss. If found early often we will repeat an MRI at an interval like 4 to 6 months to see if it grows. If it is sizable and amenable to radio surgery we treat. If big and causing brain compression surgery is done. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: acoustic neuroma?

Acoustic neuroma: This is a tumor that arises from the nerve that controls balance and hearing, the viiith cranial nerve. Typically benign and depending on size and symptoms should be considered for surgical resection. ...Read more

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Is nf1 or nf2 associated with unilateral acoustic neuromas?

Is nf1 or nf2 associated with unilateral acoustic neuromas?

NF resource: Here is a great resource where you can find lots of answers about neurofibromatosis: http://www.nfnetwork.org/ ...Read more

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