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Acoustic neuroma surgery - any lingering auditory effects?

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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Dr. Neil Giddings
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Acoustic Neuroma (Definition)

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


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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. Otto Placik Dr. Placik
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Physical rehabilitation (Tip)

Physical rehabilitation

Surgery may be the best remedy for you but rehab is key. ...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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What should I do for my acoustic neuroma post surgery?

Talk to your doctor: Talk to the surgeon that removed your tumor. He or she will be most familiar with you and the pathology of your case. ...Read more

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Physical rehabilitation (Tip)

Physical rehabilitation

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

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I just got a diagnosis of acoustic neuroma. Is surgery a better option verses radiation when the tumour is 4 mm?

I just got a diagnosis of acoustic neuroma. Is surgery a better option verses radiation when the tumour is 4 mm?

Depends: At that size another option is to simply observe the tumor. When considering any intervention it's important to understand the overall experience of the center you are being treated at. A 4mm lesion is quite small and could be observed in some cases. ...Read 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. Zahid Niazi Dr. Niazi
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Physical rehabilitation (Tip)

Physical rehabilitation

Move it, move it - post surgery/injury. Best outcome. ...See 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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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
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Neuroma (Definition)

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