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Acoustic neuroma testing?

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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Dr. Neil Giddings
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Acoustic Neuroma (Definition)

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 ...Read more


Dr. Otto Placik Dr. Placik
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Acoustic neuroma surgery (Tip)

Surgery may be the best remedy for you but rehab is key. ...See more

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Acoustic neuroma surgery - any lingering auditory effects?

Yes: Depending on size of the tumour, presurgery hearing levels, including several parameters--the decision to do hearing preservation surgery--the skill of the surgeon -success rate between 40-80% has been studied. ...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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Dr. Ryan Phasouk Dr. Phasouk
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Acoustic neuroma surgery (Tip)

The key to healing, from a major surgery, is great nutrition. ...See more

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Acoustic neuroma surgery - does ENT or a neurosurgeon do the surgery?

Acoustic neuroma surgery - does ENT or a neurosurgeon do the surgery?

Both: The national institute of health has recommended that acoustic neuroma patients be treated by a team of physicians including ENT and neurosurgery, because patient outcomes were better than when just one specialty was involved. Frequently both physicians will be involved with the surgery, depending on the chosen surgical approach. ...Read more

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Could acoustic neuroma cause permanent hearing loss?

Yes: The majority cause unilateral or asymmetric hearing loss as the first and sometimes only symptom. This hearing loss is always permanent. ...Read more

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Dr. Zahid Niazi Dr. Niazi
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Acoustic neuroma surgery (Tip)

Move it, move it - post surgery/injury. Best outcome. ...See more

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Acoustic neuroma ear hypercausis, what to do?

Acoustic neuroma ear hypercausis, what to do?

Depends: surgery or radiotherapy may help. Would see a neurosurgeon and a radiation oncologist. Tumor size is an important factor. ...Read more

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Can a mastoid tumor turn into an acoustic neuroma?

Can a mastoid tumor turn into an acoustic neuroma?

No: Completely different issues. An acoustic neuroma is a benign growth of the hearing/balance nerve. The mastoid is an air containing space connected to the middle ear. ...Read more

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Dr. Boris Aronzon Dr. Aronzon
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Acoustic neuroma surgery (Tip)

Pre- surgery physical therapy sometimes helps with faster recovery. ...See more

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Acoustic neuroma surgery - are there any common after effects?

Always: The size of the tumor dictates the chances of some problems from surgery. Most people that have surgery, are able to resume all their normal activities after a recovery period. Almost all patients will experience some vertigo following surgery that resolves over about 4-8 weeks. With larger rumors your chance of having temporary or permanent facial weakness increases. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Long Dr. Long
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Acoustic neuroma surgery (Tip)

Be aware that there are specialists in all areas these days. This applies to rehabilitation from surgery or injuries as well. I would advise you to seek out the experts and then let their advice become your routine. Time and space separate you from whatever initiated the damage. Focus on what you have and then go from there. Some of us will pass through life without splitting a toenail. Most of the rest of us are not so lucky. ...See more

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Are there any treatments for an acoustic neuroma besides brain surgery?

Acoustic neuroma: Yes. Stereotactic radiosurgery is a treatment to stop the growth of acoustic neuromas. Radiosurgery is a focused beam of radiation using computer navigation to target the tumor and stop the growth. Based on the size and symptoms, small tumors with preserved hearing may be observed instead of treatment. Discuss with a team of surgeons who specialize in the treatment of acoustic neuromas. ...Read more

Dr. David Brouwer Dr. Brouwer
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Acoustic neuroma surgery (Tip)

When can pt start after surgery/injury? How many weeks are helpful? Does pt fax progress note to doc. ...See more

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Is there a surgery to address mortons neuroma?

Is there a surgery to address mortons neuroma?

Yes: But surgery is not always necessary. Many times consevative methods and proper fitting shoes provide relief. ...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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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
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Neuroma (Definition)

Neuroma = a tumor / mass that ...Read more