Acoustic Neuroma

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Acoustic Neuroma

An acoustic neuroma is a benign tumor on the 8th cranial nerve

Acoustic Neuroma

-Hearing loss-Trouble with balance-Tinnitus(ringing in the ear) -Facial sensory disturbances

All About Acoustic Neuroma

Prevalence-10 new tumors diagnosed each year per million persons-2,000-3,000 new cases each year-The average person has a 1/1,000 chance of developing an acoustic neuroma

Hearing loss is normally slow and progressive25% of patients experience sudden hearing loss

Symptoms Associated with Acoustic Neuroma

95% of acoustic neuroma cases are sporadic5% of cases are inherited

Treatment Options1. Medical Management2. Surgery3. Radiation

Unilateral High Frequency Sensorineural Pattern is the most common type of hearing loss for patients with an acoustic neuroma

Neurofibromatosis Type II (NF2) is the inhertied form of acoustic neuroma


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