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What is Acoustic neuroma?

What is Acoustic neuroma?

  • Acoustic neuroma: A benign tumor of the 8th cranial nerve which lies in the tube connecting the inner ear to the brain.
  • Acoustic neuroma: A type of benign brain tumor that begins in the Schwann cells, which produce the myelin that protects the acoustic nerve - the nerve of hearing.
    Source - Diseases Database

Acoustic neuroma is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Acoustic neuroma, or a subtype of Acoustic neuroma, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Acoustic neuroma: Introduction

Types of Acoustic neuroma:

Types of Acoustic neuroma:

  • Unilateral acoustic neurinoma - one ear only
  • Bilateral acoustic neurinoma - both ears
  • more types...»

Broader types of Acoustic neuroma:

Who gets Acoustic neuroma?

Patient Profile for Acoustic neuroma: Usually 30-60, but any age possible.

How serious is Acoustic neuroma?

Prognosis of Acoustic neuroma: Tumor usually benign but may gradually compress face or brain.
Complications of Acoustic neuroma: see complications of Acoustic neuroma

What causes Acoustic neuroma?

Causes of Acoustic neuroma: see causes of Acoustic neuroma
Risk factors for Acoustic neuroma: see risk factors for Acoustic neuroma

What are the symptoms of Acoustic neuroma?

Symptoms of Acoustic neuroma: see symptoms of Acoustic neuroma

Complications of Acoustic neuroma: see complications of Acoustic neuroma

Can anyone else get Acoustic neuroma?

Contagion of cancer: generally not; see details in contagion of cancer.
More information: see contagiousness of Acoustic neuroma
Inheritance: see inheritance of Acoustic neuroma

Acoustic neuroma: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Acoustic neuroma.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Acoustic neuroma.

How is it treated?

Treatments for Acoustic neuroma: see treatments for Acoustic neuroma
Research for Acoustic neuroma: see research for Acoustic neuroma

Organs Affected by Acoustic neuroma:

Organs and body systems related to Acoustic neuroma include:

Name and Aliases of Acoustic neuroma

Main name of condition: Acoustic neuroma

Class of Condition for Acoustic neuroma: cancer

Other names or spellings for Acoustic neuroma:

acoustic neurilemoma, acoustic schwannoma, acoustic nerve tumor, Angle tumor, Cerebellopontine angle tumor, Vestibular schwannoma, Neurinoma of the acoustic nerve, AcousticTumor

Acoustic neurilemmoma, Vestibular schwannoma Source - Diseases Database

Acoustic neurilemoma, AcousticTumor, Angle tumor, Cerebellopontine angle tumor, Neurinoma of the acoustic nerve, Vestibular schwannoma, AcousticTumor, Angle tumor, Cerebellopontine angle tumor, Neurinoma of the acoustic nerve, Vestibular schwannoma
Source - Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Acoustic neuroma: Related Conditions

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