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How is acoustic neuroma treated?

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Dr. Neil Giddings
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
3 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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Dr. Edward Smith
Neurology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Surgery

Although the actual choice of surgical approach is dependent upon different factors, acoustic neuromas are expanding tumors next to the brainstem. Besides hearing loss, such tumors cause a variety of bad things including death.

In brief: Surgery

Although the actual choice of surgical approach is dependent upon different factors, acoustic neuromas are expanding tumors next to the brainstem. Besides hearing loss, such tumors cause a variety of bad things including death.
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Dr. Rodney Diaz
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery

In brief: Surgery or radiation

All can be treated by surgical resection or removal.
Small and medium ones can be treated with radiation, typically "stereotactic radiosurgery" or gammaknife. Small ones can also be safely observed and not treated, but you should always follow your ents instructions on how frequently to obtain mris to check for growth (typically once every 6-12 months).

In brief: Surgery or radiation

All can be treated by surgical resection or removal.
Small and medium ones can be treated with radiation, typically "stereotactic radiosurgery" or gammaknife. Small ones can also be safely observed and not treated, but you should always follow your ents instructions on how frequently to obtain mris to check for growth (typically once every 6-12 months).
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