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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. 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


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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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Could acoustic neuroma cause permanent hearing loss?

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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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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Could an ENT find tumor in ear or acoustic neuroma by looking into your ear canal?

Yes: An ear nose and throat doctor can diagnoses a tumor of your ear canal. However, acoustic neuromas are not observed in the ear canal and usually require MRI scan to make the diagnosis. ...Read more

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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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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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Could benign brain tumour turn into cancer?

Could benign brain tumour turn into cancer?

Not per se: Even "benign" tumors of the brain can kill. In general tumors with benign histology do not turn into malignant ones, but for brain tumors the distinction is not clear and there is a continuum of behavior of brain tumors. ...Read more

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Episodes of vertigo, tinnitus, fullness in ear. OAE showed left ear damage. Now having ABR test. What can ABR determine aside from acoustic neuroma?

Episodes of vertigo, tinnitus, fullness in ear. OAE showed left ear damage. Now having ABR test. What can ABR determine aside from acoustic neuroma?

This test: measures the "connection" between the outside (cochlear) hearing organ and the brain itself! It is used for a number of hearing/balance issues besides acoustic neuroma. You should discuss this question with the Health Care Professional who ordered the test....(good advice for ALL MEDICAL TESTING!) Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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Could an MRI of the inner auditory canal show noise induced hearing loss?

Could an MRI of the inner auditory canal show noise induced hearing loss?

Not likely: Noise induced hearing loss involves more function than anatomy. Mri will show damaged tissue; eg drum, the bones of middle ear, etc. Audiometric testing will show degree of loss. An ENT and most family docs are able to differentiate between conduction loss vs sensory loss. ...Read more

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Can you tell me more about an acoustic neuroma (benign brain tumor)?

Acoustic neuroma: Also known as schwannoma. It is benign and usually unilateral. Hearing loss is the common initial symptom. A diagnosis of neurofibromatosis 2 (nf2), however, is very likely or should be considered if it is bilateral or if unilateral but at age. ...Read more

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Wha does this mean, soft tissue densities within mastoid cells, middle ear cavity and sphenoid sinus and calcific density in brain paren occipital reg?

Wha does this mean, soft tissue densities within mastoid cells, middle ear cavity and sphenoid sinus and calcific density in brain paren occipital reg?

Nonspecific : Soft tissue densities in the normally air filled mastoid, middle ear and sinus cavities indicates there is some type of chronic, long term inflammation in those areas. It could indicate chronic infection, as well. It depends on your clinical condition and how severe those findings are to really give you an idea of what this means to you. The brain finding is not uncommon, discuss with doctor. ...Read more

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Causes?? Mastoiditis 3/14 Optic Neuritis 6/14 High Lymphocytes in CSF 8/14 12 mm choroidal fissure cyst 12/14 T12 verte hemangioma Fluid in mastoid

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Mastoiditis 3/14
Optic Neuritis 6/14
High Lymphocytes in CSF 8/14
12 mm choroidal fissure cyst 12/14
T12 verte hemangioma 
Fluid in mastoid

Mastoid inflammation: when you have mastoid fluid this can be acute or chronic. If it is chronic - it is often from prior mastoid infection. If it is acute you will have focal pain and possible fever. It can actually be a very serious condition. In general this should be dealt with by a physician who might determine if you need antibiotics. The other findings are not related. Optic neuritis is blurred vision. ...Read more

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Could brain MRI detect meniere?

Could brain MRI detect meniere?

You need 3T MRI: Look up 3t MRI and meniere's disease. I would also suggest a 32 channel MRI head coil. ...Read more

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Which part of ear could be damageg by loud noise? Inner ear? Middle ear? Eardrum?

Which part of ear could be damageg by loud noise? Inner ear? Middle ear? Eardrum?

Inner Ear: Loud noise damages the microscopic hair cells in the inner ear. This damage manifests itself as tinnitus. Only an extremely loud, concussive blast ( like a bomb exploding) can rupture an eardrum. I've noticed you are asking many, many questions on tinnitus and hearing loss. You really need to see an ear specialist to examine your ears and do a hearing test. ...Read more

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Enlarged perivascular space in basal ganglia. Is by any cranial nerves? Double vision, enlarged pupils, trigeminal neuralgia, pulsating tinnitus

Enlarged perivascular space in basal ganglia. Is by any cranial nerves? Double vision, enlarged pupils, trigeminal neuralgia, pulsating tinnitus

Neurologic issues: None of what you describe is normal. I would suggest that you seek the opinion of both the Neurologist and the Neurosurgeon and possibly the Interventional Neuroradiologist. ...Read more

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Could an MRI of the inner auditory canal show noise-induced hearing loss?

Could an MRI of the inner auditory canal show noise-induced hearing loss?

No: An MRI of the temporal bone which includes the auditory canal cannot show noise-induced hearing loss. Hearing loss is evaluated with a hearing test and audiogram. The cause of the hearing loss can be speculated at based on your history and the findings from the hearing test. There is no imaging study that can quantify hearing loss. ...Read more

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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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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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Is acoustic neuroma painful?

Get checked out: Acoustic neuromas almost never cause pain.

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What are the tests for acoustic neuroma?

Mri: Audiograms with differ ence in hearing between ears may require further evaluation, but MRI scan with contrast material remins gold standard for diagnosis of acoustic neuroma some centers may have "stacked abr" testing but not widely available. ...Read more

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What sort of problem is an acoustic neuroma?

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's the safest way to treat acoustic neuroma?

Neuroma: There is a facility in new york, they are using radiofrequency therapy with good results in treating acoutic neuroma, this is a very difficult tumor to surgically remove but in good hands the results are good. ...Read more

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What is an acoustic neuroma, and what to do for it?

Cranial nerve tumor: This is a tumor which occurs on one of the nerves which exit the brainstem within the skull. The treatment is determined by the size of the tumor and the symptoms it is causing. Treatment options are conservative management (watching with serial mris), surgical removal or radiosurgery (radiation therapy). Small, asymptomatic acoustic tumors are often observed. ...Read more

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What happens if you don't treat an acoustic neuroma?

What happens if you don't treat an acoustic neuroma?

Could be problem: Depending on the size and rate of growth possibilities include "nothing" or severe neurological compromise and death. In most cases these tumors are slow growing and lead to hearing loss. If found early often we will repeat an MRI at an interval like 4 to 6 months to see if it grows. If it is sizable and amenable to radio surgery we treat. If big and causing brain compression surgery is done. ...Read more

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My brother has developed acoustic neuroma. What is it exactly?

My brother has developed acoustic neuroma. What is it exactly?

Tumor of ear nerve: It is a benign growth of the nerve that goes from the brain to the inner ear. It can cause hearing loss and dizziness. When small sometimes they can just be followed to make sure that they don't grow and cause problems. Other times they can be treated with radiation treatments and sometimes they need to be removed surgically. They are not malignant. They do not spread. ...Read more

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How do doctors diagnose acoustic neuroma?

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 more

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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 more

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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 more

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What is the treatment for acoustic neuroma?

Several: Acoustic neuromas are treated with observation, surgery or radiation, depending on the tumors size, the patients symptoms, and the age of the patient. ...Read more

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What are the treatments for acoustic neuroma?

What are the treatments for acoustic neuroma?

See neurotologist: Acoustic neuromas are benign rumors that may be trusted with observation, surgery or radiation depending on patients age, size of tumor and amount of hearing present in affected ear. ...Read more

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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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How is acoustic neuroma treated?

Several ways: Acoustic neuromas may be treated by observation, surgery, or radiation. The choice of treatment is based on the size of tumor, the presenting symptoms and the age of the patient. ...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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Can you tell me about acoustic neuroma?

Can you tell me about acoustic neuroma?

Benign tumor: Acoustic neuroma is a benign tumor that usually originates from the vestibular(balance) nerve. Treatment options include observation, surgery, or radiation depending on the symptoms, age of the patient, and growth of the lesion. See a neurotologist for full evaluation or a neurosurgeon that deals with these lesions on a regular basis. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about an acoustic neuroma?

Can you tell me about an acoustic neuroma?

Benign tumor: Acoustic neuroma is a benign tumor that usually originates from the vestibular(balance) nerve. Treatment options include observation, surgery, or radiation depending on the symptoms, age of the patient, and growth of the lesion. See a neurotologist for full evaluation or a neurosurgeon that deals with these lesions on a regular basis. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Kass
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Neuroma (Definition)

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