8 doctors weighed in:

Do people die from an acoustic neuroma?

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

In brief: Rarely

Acoustic neuromas are slow growing benign tumors that rarely get to a size that can cause death.
They are not cancers.

In brief: Rarely

Acoustic neuromas are slow growing benign tumors that rarely get to a size that can cause death.
They are not cancers.
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Dr. Rodney Diaz
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery

In brief: Sometimes

They are benign tumors that usually do not grow quickly.
However, they have very few symptoms and sometimes are not found until they are quite large; they can also sometimes grow much more quickly than expected. In either case, if they compress the brainstem, they can be life treating.

In brief: Sometimes

They are benign tumors that usually do not grow quickly.
However, they have very few symptoms and sometimes are not found until they are quite large; they can also sometimes grow much more quickly than expected. In either case, if they compress the brainstem, they can be life treating.
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Dr. Dennis Diaz
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery

In brief: No

Rarely do people die from acoustic neuromas.

In brief: No

Rarely do people die from acoustic neuromas.
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