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Are there treatment guidelines for acoustic neuroma?
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Dr. Kevin Teal
Neurosurgery
3 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Acoustic neuroma is usually managed by otolaryngology and neurosurgery.
Small tumors less than 1 cm are usually followed with serial head mris. These tumors can be treated with radiosurgery or open surgery if they are growing or large and causing pressure on local structures. The loss of hearing means the surgical options expand somewhat. The main goal of treatment is to preserve facial function.

In brief: Yes
Acoustic neuroma is usually managed by otolaryngology and neurosurgery.
Small tumors less than 1 cm are usually followed with serial head mris. These tumors can be treated with radiosurgery or open surgery if they are growing or large and causing pressure on local structures. The loss of hearing means the surgical options expand somewhat. The main goal of treatment is to preserve facial function.
Dr. Kevin Teal
Dr. Kevin Teal
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Dr. Neil Giddings
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
1 doctor agrees
In brief: See neurotologist
The nih had a consensus conference many years ago and recommended that acoustic neuroma patients be seen by a team consisting of a neurotologist and neurosurgeon, because treatment outcomes were better with a team approoach.
They agreed that observation, surgery, and radiation were all valid options.

In brief: See neurotologist
The nih had a consensus conference many years ago and recommended that acoustic neuroma patients be seen by a team consisting of a neurotologist and neurosurgeon, because treatment outcomes were better with a team approoach.
They agreed that observation, surgery, and radiation were all valid options.
Dr. Neil Giddings
Dr. Neil Giddings
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