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Acoustic Reflectometry Normal
Sound wave: The device sends out a sound that bounces off the eardrum and then measures the eardrum's mobility. Normal movement generates "greater than 120". If there is fluid behind the drum dampening the movement the number can be as low as 40. It's a quick and easy measurement of middle ear fluid. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The device sends out a sound that bounces off the eardrum and then measures the eardrum's mobility. Normal movement generates "greater than 120". If there is fluid behind the drum dampening the movement the number can be as low as 40. It's a quick and easy measurement ...Read more
Would a Brain MRI detect an acoustic neuroma? I have NF1. But have some on the symptoms of an acoustic neuroma. MRI was normal.
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.
Sensorineural hearing loss be from acoustic trauma that ended four years ago from military occupation of 4yrs 9 mnth or meiners disease, also have vertigo, tinnitus, nausea, headaches, occular migraines. mri and eeg normal.
Several things: As acoustic neuromas grow they typically cause hearing loss and tinnitus. They may also produce balance problems. If they get very large they may cause facial nerve paralysis or hydrocephalus which is too much fluid pressure in your head.Fortunately, if it is closely monitored, most of the more serious complications may be avoided by surgical removal or radiation treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Function/Imaging: Modalities can typically be divided into two categories: 1.) imaging - ct or MRI (with contrast) can be used to visualize tumors in detail. 2.) functional tests - audiometry and brainstem auditory evoked responses assess the integrity of the vestibulocochlear cranial nerve by analyzing how the brain responses to test sounds. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What is acoustic neuroma? Where is it located? Can we see it or touch/feel it from outside(our skin)?
Intracranial tumor: Acoustic neuroma is actually a vestibular schwannoma: a benign tumor of the vestibular (balance) nerve. They are located very deep inside the center of the skull, encased in the densest bone of the body, the temporal bone, and growing adjacent to the brain stem. You cannot see or feel them, they are only diagnosed with MRI or ct of the brain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If acoustic neuroma not treated, will it grow bigger and bigger and shows itself on the skin/upper skin?
No: An acoustic neuroma occurs deep within the skull in the internal auditory canal allong the course of the 8th cranial nerve. It grows inward, not toward the skin. Symptoms are decreased hearing, ringing of the ears, and balance troubles. They are usually slow-growing but can cause major trouble if untreated for a long time. There are other types of neuromas that cause lumps in the skin. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
30 years ago when I was 2, my dad took down our acoustic ceiling which probably had asbestos in it.
said it tore some but came off easily.Worried sick?
Worry doesn't help: Are you feeling unwell? Do you have a cough? Are you short of breath? There is no way to assure you without knowing your symptoms and checking for signs of asbestos related disease. However, worrying won't help, it will only make you sick. So try not to worry. Better to schedule a consult with a clinician who can conduct a proper evaluation. Best wishes. ...Read more
Yes: Acoustic neuroma is usually managed by otolaryngology and neurosurgery. Small tumors less than 1 cm are usually followed with serial head mris. These tumors can be treated with radiosurgery or open surgery if they are growing or large and causing pressure on local structures. The loss of hearing means the surgical options expand somewhat. The main goal of treatment is to preserve facial function. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Microsurgery: The goal of treatment is to preserve neurologic function and cure the tumor. Microsurgery is highly effective. Facial nerve function can be preserved in ~95 % of patients if the tumor is < than 2cm but in less than 50 % if the tumor is > than 3cm. Radiosurgery is an alternative in tumors < than 3cm with local control achieved in~ 90%. You must see an experienced neurosurgeon in an experienced ctr. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
This question: isn't medical in nature. I am not sure you are on the best website for this type of recommendation. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer