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

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Dr. Reza Karimi
Neurosurgery
7 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Reza Karimi
Dr. Reza Karimi
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Dr. Neil Giddings
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
3 doctors agree

In brief: See doctor

Acoustic neuromas are benign rumors that usually grow on the balance portion of the 8th cranial nerve, that controls hearing and balance.
Treatment may consist of observation, surgery or radiation depending on the size of the tumor, age of the patient, and extent of hearing loss. Should see ENT or neurosurgeon, to discuss treatment options.

In brief: See doctor

Acoustic neuromas are benign rumors that usually grow on the balance portion of the 8th cranial nerve, that controls hearing and balance.
Treatment may consist of observation, surgery or radiation depending on the size of the tumor, age of the patient, and extent of hearing loss. Should see ENT or neurosurgeon, to discuss treatment options.
Dr. Neil Giddings
Dr. Neil Giddings
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