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How do doctors diagnose acoustic neuroma?

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Rishi Kumar
Anesthesiology
5 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Rishi Kumar
Rishi Kumar
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Dr. Neil Giddings
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: MRI scan

Acoustic neuromas usually present with ringing in an ear (tinnitus), hearing loss, and some balance difficulty.
Those symptoms may be associated with other ear problems also. Diagnosis of acoustic neuroma is meade with MRI scan.

In brief: MRI scan

Acoustic neuromas usually present with ringing in an ear (tinnitus), hearing loss, and some balance difficulty.
Those symptoms may be associated with other ear problems also. Diagnosis of acoustic neuroma is meade with MRI scan.
Dr. Neil Giddings
Dr. Neil Giddings
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Dr. Jed Kwartler
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Acoustic neuroma

Screening is with hearing test but definitive diagnosis is with a contrast MRI focused on the inner ear.

In brief: Acoustic neuroma

Screening is with hearing test but definitive diagnosis is with a contrast MRI focused on the inner ear.
Dr. Jed Kwartler
Dr. Jed Kwartler
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