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Can a mastoid tumor turn into an acoustic neuroma?

8 doctors weighed in
Dr. David Astrachan
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
4 doctors agree

In brief: No

Completely different issues.
An acoustic neuroma is a benign growth of the hearing/balance nerve. The mastoid is an air containing space connected to the middle ear.

In brief: No

Completely different issues.
An acoustic neuroma is a benign growth of the hearing/balance nerve. The mastoid is an air containing space connected to the middle ear.
Dr. David Astrachan
Dr. David Astrachan
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Dr. Neil Giddings
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: No

Rumors of the mastoid are rare, and do not change into acoustic neuromas.

In brief: No

Rumors of the mastoid are rare, and do not change into acoustic neuromas.
Dr. Neil Giddings
Dr. Neil Giddings
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Dr. Dennis Diaz
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery

In brief: No

Though they are in proximity to each other, those are two different types of malignancies.
A mastoid tumor will not turn into an acoustic neuroma and vice versa.

In brief: No

Though they are in proximity to each other, those are two different types of malignancies.
A mastoid tumor will not turn into an acoustic neuroma and vice versa.
Dr. Dennis Diaz
Dr. Dennis Diaz
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