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What is acoustic neuroma?

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Dr. Rodney Diaz
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
4 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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Dr. Neil Giddings
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Benign tumor

Acoustic neuroma is a benign tumor of the balance nerve.
Treatments include observation, surgery, or radiation. Treatment is based in size of lesion, symptoms and age. Please see response to similar questions on this site.

In brief: Benign tumor

Acoustic neuroma is a benign tumor of the balance nerve.
Treatments include observation, surgery, or radiation. Treatment is based in size of lesion, symptoms and age. Please see response to similar questions on this site.
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