An acoustic neuroma is atype of non-cancerous (benign) brain tumour. It's also known asa vestibular schwannoma.
Abenign brain tumour is a growth in the brain that usually grows slowly over many years and doesn't spread to other parts of the body.
Acoustic neuromas grow on thenerve used for hearing and balance, which can cause problems such as hearing loss and unsteadiness.
They can sometimes be serious ifthey become very large, but most are pickedupand treated before they reach this stage.
Acoustic neuromastend to affect adults aged 30-60 andusually have no obvious cause, althougha small number of cases arethe result of a genetic condition called neurofibromatosis type 2 (NF2).
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An acoustic neuroma is a type of non-cancerous (benign) brain tumour. Find out about the symptoms, treatments and outlook for this condition.
An acoustic neuroma may not cause any obvious symptoms at first.Any symptoms tend to develop gradually and often include: hearing loss, which usually only affects one ear tinnitus(hearing sounds that
See your GP if you have persistent or troublesome symptoms that you're worriedcould be caused by an acoustic neuroma.Acoustic neuromas can be difficult to diagnose because the symptoms can be caused b
There are several different treatment options for an acoustic neuroma, depending on the size and position of your tumour, how fast it's growing and your general health.The main options are: monitoring
Large acoustic neuromas can be serious because they can sometimes causea life-threatening build-up of fluid in the brain (hydrocephalus).However, it's rare for them to reach this stage. Many grow very