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Dr. Mark Ingerman
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Auditory Tumor (Overview)

Auditory tumor, also called an acoustic neuroma, is a type of mass (tumor) from the auditory cells in the ear. Symptoms can include dizziness, loss of balance, hearing loss, a sensation of ringing in one's ears, and ear pain or pressure.


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What sort of problem is an auditory tumor?

What sort of problem is an auditory tumor?

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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Dr. Mark Ingerman
7 doctors shared insights

Auditory Tumor (Overview)

Auditory tumor, also called an acoustic neuroma, is a type of mass (tumor) from the auditory cells in the ear. Symptoms can include dizziness, loss of balance, hearing loss, a sensation of ringing in one's ears, and ear pain or pressure.


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What are the symptoms of an auditory tumor?

Hearing changes: Auditory just means "hearing, " so there is no "auditory" tumor. However, anything affecting the ear, balance, or temporal bone, will give changes in hearing, tinnitus (ringing), or changes in balance, vertigo, dizziness, etc. Hearing can be conductive or sensorineural loss depending on whether the bones of the middle ear are affected or if the nerves are affected. There are tests to separate this. ...Read more

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Living with a Brain Tumor (Checklist)

Eat a balanced diet
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Tell doctor about neurological changes
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Get EEG if you have lapses
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Follow doctor's advice
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What sort of problem is an auditory tumor?

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 are the symptoms of an auditory tumor?

Hearing changes: Auditory just means "hearing, " so there is no "auditory" tumor. However, anything affecting the ear, balance, or temporal bone, will give changes in hearing, tinnitus (ringing), or changes in balance, vertigo, dizziness, etc. Hearing can be conductive or sensorineural loss depending on whether the bones of the middle ear are affected or if the nerves are affected. There are tests to separate this. ...Read more

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How serious is a 12 x 8mm tumor?

How serious is a 12 x 8mm tumor?

Depends on site: A 12x 8 mm lesion is about 1/2 inch in size. If in pancreas it is dangerous, In lung it can be resected. If if muscle and malignant it can easily be removed. The aggressiveness also depends on the histologic grading where a low grade tumor can be cured and a high grade lesion has to be treated more aggressively. ...Read more

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Exactly where is the tumor located?

Exactly where is the tumor located?

Depends: Tumors can arise anywhere in the body (blood, lymph nodes, organs, bones, soft tissues...). ...Read more

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Neoplasms (Definition)

"tumor" literally translates as "mass", so even a fresh bruise could be called a "tumor". Doctors use the term "neoplasm" (tranlates literally as new growth) to describe tumors that are abnormal growths of cells. These may be benign or malignant; "malignant" = cancer. In everyday usage, we use "tumor" ...Read more