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What is the treatment for acoustic neuroma?

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Dr. Neil Giddings
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
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In brief: Several

Acoustic neuromas are treated with observation, surgery or radiation, depending on the tumors size, the patients symptoms, and the age of the patient.

In brief: Several

Acoustic neuromas are treated with observation, surgery or radiation, depending on the tumors size, the patients symptoms, and the age of the patient.
Dr. Neil Giddings
Dr. Neil Giddings
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Dr. Mark Eisenberg
Neurosurgery
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In brief: Depends upon size

The treatment of acoustic neuromas (vestibular schwannomas) depends upon its size and symptoms.
Small asymptomatic tumors may require no treatment other than observation. Small symptomatic or large symptomatic tumors can be treated either by surgical removal or stereotactic radiosurgery. Your neurosurgeon can guide you.

In brief: Depends upon size

The treatment of acoustic neuromas (vestibular schwannomas) depends upon its size and symptoms.
Small asymptomatic tumors may require no treatment other than observation. Small symptomatic or large symptomatic tumors can be treated either by surgical removal or stereotactic radiosurgery. Your neurosurgeon can guide you.
Dr. Mark Eisenberg
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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology

In brief: Surgery

Acoustic neuroma is a benign tumor growing on the auditory nerve.
It is not malignant but compresses and displaces the normal nerve so gradually it will lose all function. Surgical removal is the only remedy but carries a high risk of deafness on that side. Sometimes this is associated with a systemic disease, neurofibromatosis which should be evaluated.

In brief: Surgery

Acoustic neuroma is a benign tumor growing on the auditory nerve.
It is not malignant but compresses and displaces the normal nerve so gradually it will lose all function. Surgical removal is the only remedy but carries a high risk of deafness on that side. Sometimes this is associated with a systemic disease, neurofibromatosis which should be evaluated.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
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Dr. Neil Giddings
Acoustic neuromas almost always arise from the vestibular portion of the eighth cranial nerve. Many of these tumors are ObserveIf because they don't increase in size. Radiation may also be a viable treatment based on the size of the tumor and the presenting symptoms.
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