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Could an ENT find tumor in ear or acoustic neuroma by looking into your ear canal?
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Dr. Neil Giddings
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Neil Giddings
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Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
the question was diagnosing by looking in the EAR CANAL!,so the answer is NO
Dr. Jed Kwartler
I read the question as having two parts, so yes, a tumor in the ear canal can be seen on physical exam AND no, acoustics cannot
Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
Neurology
In brief: No
Acoustic neuroma is a tumor of the 8th cranial nerve diagnosed by neuroimaging.
You can suspect it with good neurological examination.

In brief: No
Acoustic neuroma is a tumor of the 8th cranial nerve diagnosed by neuroimaging.
You can suspect it with good neurological examination.
Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
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