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Acoustic Neuroma Benign Tumors
A tumor by any other name is a growth. It can be either benign or malignant, differentiated based upon the potential to spread (a malignant tumor is, by definition, a cancer). The best way to determine this is by a tissue biopsy, but we can make better predictions based on the organ of origin, physical ...Read more
I have acoustic neuroma treated with radiation in 2003 that has shrunk tumor 40 per cent. Still have balance problems. It was suggested I consider having a shot of gentomycin in affected ear to kill nerve. Any experience?
Complex decision: Whether or not ablation of your vestibular nerve (8th cranial nerve) will help with your balance problem depends on the cause (EG, size and location of the original tumor). Need a repeat CT/MRI to ensure no regrowth. Additional radiation may help if the tumor has grown. If the cerebellum isn't affected, and if you have no hearing, nerve ablation may a reasonable option. Try Semmes-Murphey neurosrg ...Read more
Dx w/ SSHL after 7days of Low tone hearing loss/tinnitus -no vertigo. On predinsone. Saw neuro, did exam and BAER both normal. Wants MRI. Chances I have brain tumor or acoustic neuroma? So scared.
Are there causes for chronic unilateral tinnitus that are more likely and more benign than acoustic neuroma, or is an most likely ?
Usually not: Recurrence usually means some tumor was left behind and not removed from the first surgery. This can occur if a lot was left behind (macroscopic residual, recurrence more frequent), or even a tiny amount was left behind (microscopic residual, recurrence less frequent). Malignant acoustics are extremely rare and most often occur after prior radiation treatment for a benign acoustic neuroma. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Acoustic neuroma is a benign, noncancerous tumor that grows at the base of the brain. The most common symptom is hearing loss, often noticed on the telephone. Hearing tests and MRI are used for diagnosis. Treatment can include surgery or highly focused radiation ...Read more
A neuroma is a painful condition in which there is a swelling of a nerve that is usually caused by trauma or compression. It usually develops on the ball of the foot or between the third and fourth toes, and occurs more often in women. Common symptoms include tingling, ...Read more
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