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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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What are the tests for acoustic neuroma?

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)

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