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Acoustic Neuroma

Information about Acoustic Neuroma

We Have to Know about the Acoustic Neuroma

  • Benign brain tumor.
  • Signs and symptoms of acoustic neuroma develop from the tumor pressing on cranial nerves.

Causes of Acoustic Neuroma

  • No known cause.

Signs & Symptoms of Acoustic Neuroma

  • Hearing loss occurring on only one side or more pronounced on one side.
  • Ringing in the affected ear [tinnitus].
  • Dizziness.
  • Loss of balance. unsteadiness.
  • Facial numbness and tingling.
  • Loss of sensation.

In rare cases, it compresses the brain stem and maybe life threating

Medical advice for Acoustic Neuroma

  • Hearing loss, particularly in one ear, or develop ringing in your ear, dizziness or have trouble with balance
  • Early diagnosis of an acoustic neuroma may help keep the tumor from growing large enough to cause serious consequences, such as total hearing loss or a life-threatening buildup of fluid within your skull.
  • Causing damage to blood vessels.

Risk Factors of Acoustic Neuroma

  • Having the rare genetic disorder neurofibromatosis 2.
  • Loud noises.
  • Exposure to a low level of radiation.
  • Chronic cases cause hydrocephalus.

Treatment for Acoustic Neuroma

  • Radiation or surgical removal.

Investigations for Acoustic Neuroma

  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) or computerized tomography (CT) scans of your head can provide images that confirm the presence of an acoustic neuroma.
  • Hearing test.
Information about Acoustic Neuroma
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