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What sort of problem is an acoustic neuroma?
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Theresa Yang
General Practice
8 doctors agree
In brief: Brain tumor
An acoustic neuroma is an benign tumor of the auditory nerve, located in the auditory canal.
They are relatively rare. Early symptoms include hearing loss, ringing in the ears, and vertigo. These tumors grow very slowly, and are treated with surgery or with radiation only if hearing is affected.

In brief: Brain tumor
An acoustic neuroma is an benign tumor of the auditory nerve, located in the auditory canal.
They are relatively rare. Early symptoms include hearing loss, ringing in the ears, and vertigo. These tumors grow very slowly, and are treated with surgery or with radiation only if hearing is affected.
Theresa Yang
Theresa Yang
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Dr. Neil Giddings
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
2 doctors agree
In brief: Benign tumor
Acoustic neuroma is a benign tumor that usually originates from the vestibular(balance) nerve.
Treatment options include observation, surgery, or radiation depending on the symptoms, age of the patient, and growth of the lesion. See a neurotologist for full evaluation or a neurosurgeon that deals with these lesions on a regular basis.

In brief: Benign tumor
Acoustic neuroma is a benign tumor that usually originates from the vestibular(balance) nerve.
Treatment options include observation, surgery, or radiation depending on the symptoms, age of the patient, and growth of the lesion. See a neurotologist for full evaluation or a neurosurgeon that deals with these lesions on a regular basis.
Dr. Neil Giddings
Dr. Neil Giddings
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Dr. Michael Armstrong
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
2 doctors agree
In brief: Acoustic neuroma
It is a benign tumor of the hearing and balance nerve.
It can compress the nerve and cause hearing loss. Usually diagnosed by an MRI exam, it can now be treated non-surgically with a gamma knife.

In brief: Acoustic neuroma
It is a benign tumor of the hearing and balance nerve.
It can compress the nerve and cause hearing loss. Usually diagnosed by an MRI exam, it can now be treated non-surgically with a gamma knife.
Dr. Michael Armstrong
Dr. Michael Armstrong
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Dr. Afraz Adam
Urgent Care
In brief: Acoustic neuroma
An acoustic neuroma is a noncancerous growth that develops on the eighth cranial nerve.
Also known as the vestibulocochlear nerve, it connects the inner ear with the brain and has two different parts. One part is involved in transmitting sound; the other helps send balance information from the inner ear to the brain. http://www.webmd.com/brain/acoustic-neuroma-causes-symptoms-treatments#2

In brief: Acoustic neuroma
An acoustic neuroma is a noncancerous growth that develops on the eighth cranial nerve.
Also known as the vestibulocochlear nerve, it connects the inner ear with the brain and has two different parts. One part is involved in transmitting sound; the other helps send balance information from the inner ear to the brain. http://www.webmd.com/brain/acoustic-neuroma-causes-symptoms-treatments#2
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Dr. Afraz Adam
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