Acoustic neuroma: Introduction
Acoustic neuroma: A benign tumor of the 8th cranial nerve which lies in the tube connecting the inner ear to the brain.
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causes, and treatments of Acoustic neuroma is available below.
Symptoms of Acoustic neuroma
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Treatments for Acoustic neuroma
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Acoustic neuroma: Deaths
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Types of Acoustic neuroma
- Unilateral acoustic neurinoma - one ear only
- Bilateral acoustic neurinoma - both ears
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Diagnostic Tests for Acoustic neuroma
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Acoustic neuroma: Complications
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Causes of Acoustic neuroma
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Disease Topics Related To Acoustic neuroma
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Acoustic neuroma: Undiagnosed Conditions
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Misdiagnosis and Acoustic neuroma
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Mild traumatic brain injury often remains undiagnosed: Although the symptoms
of severe brain injury are hard to miss,
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MTBI misdiagnosed as balance problem: When a person has symptoms
such as vertigo or dizziness, a diagnosis of brain injury may go overlooked.
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Brain pressure condition often misdiagnosed as dementia: A condition
that results from an excessive pressure of CSF within the brain is often misdiagnosed.
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Post-concussive brain injury often misdiagnosed: A study found that soldiers who had
suffered a concussive injury in battle often were misdiagnosed on their...read more »
Children with migraine often misdiagnosed: A migraine often fails to be
correctly diagnosed in pediatric patients.
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Acoustic neuroma: Research Doctors & Specialists
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Hospitals & Clinics: Acoustic neuroma
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Acoustic neuroma: Rare Types
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Evidence Based Medicine Research for Acoustic neuroma
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Prognosis for Acoustic neuroma
Prognosis for Acoustic neuroma:
Tumor usually benign but may gradually compress face or brain.
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Research about Acoustic neuroma
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Clinical Trials for Acoustic neuroma
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and privately supported clinical trials using human volunteers.
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Acoustic neuroma: Broader Related Topics
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Definitions of 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)
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