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Does an MRI with contrast always detect acoustic neuroma?

Does an MRI with contrast always detect acoustic neuroma?

99% plus : An MRI with contrast of the internal auditory canals will pick up 99% of acoustic neuromas. Not perfect, but very close. Tiny acoustics can be missed. ...Read more

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Dr. Katharine Cox
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Mri (Definition)

Mri or magnetic resonance imaging is one of the more recently developed imaging modalities available to physicians. It uses powerful magnets to generate images. There is no ionizing radiation which is a major advantage over many other modalities. Mri is the best imaging exam that we have for most soft tissue and joint related problems. There are radiologists ...Read more


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Can having a regular routine MRI of the head with contrast show an acoustic neuroma?

Can having a regular routine MRI of the head with contrast show an acoustic neuroma?

Yes: if they know beforehand to look for it then they can narrow the scan to that area but overall they should be able to see it but a reminder beforehand definitely will help them look for it ...Read more

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My Recent MRI showed a 10mm ovoid cyst in the left basal ganglia - should I be concerned? I also have a 4mm acoustic neuroma on the right side.

My Recent MRI showed a 10mm ovoid cyst in the left basal ganglia - should I be concerned?  I also have a 4mm acoustic neuroma on the right side.

Careful followup: You have two areas uncovered. The acoustic neuroma is the bigger issue, and needs to be carefully monitored and watched. If it gets bigger, it will require excision. Unclear why you have the cyst, but could represent a remote issue of no current consequence, but this too should be followed. Best to see an experienced neurosurgeon and set up plan of action. ...Read more

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Minor hearing loss, occasional dizziness and constant tinnitus.. But i'm only 21. I'm having an mri. Is an acoustic neuroma possible at my age?

Minor hearing loss, occasional dizziness and constant tinnitus.. But i'm only 21. I'm having an mri. Is an acoustic neuroma possible at my age?

Neuroma: Yes. But they are quite uncommon, occurring between 1 and 3 people per 100, 000 in the general population. Also less likely if the hearing loss and tinnitus are in both ears. ...Read 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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What is the definition or description of: acoustic neuroma?

What is the definition or description of: acoustic neuroma?

Acoustic neuroma: This is a tumor that arises from the nerve that controls balance and hearing, the viiith cranial nerve. Typically benign and depending on size and symptoms should be considered for surgical resection. ...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. Jeffrey Kass
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Neuroma (Definition)

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