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Diseases » Acoustic neuroma » Glossary
 

Glossary for Acoustic neuroma

  • Balance symptoms: Problems with balance or vertigo
  • Bell's Palsy: A usually temporary facial nerve disorder where a part or all of the face becomes suddenly paralysed.
  • Benign tumor: A tumor or growth that remains localized; not always harmless.
  • Cancer: Abnormal overgrowth of body cells.
  • Deafness: Inability to hear sounds.
  • Dizziness: Feelings of lightheadedness or giddiness.
  • Ear and Hearing conditions: Medical conditions affecting the ears or the hearing systems.
  • Ear conditions: Any condition that affects the ear
  • Ear sounds: Hearing ringing, buzzing, or noises in the ears
  • Earache: Pain in the ear called "otalgia"
  • Facial paralysis: A usually temporary facial nerve disorder where a part or all of the face becomes suddenly paralysed.
  • Head Cancer: A malignancy that occurs on the head
  • Head Conditions: Conditions that affect the head
  • Headache: In medicine a headache or cephalalgia is a symptom of a number of different conditions of the head and sometimes neck. Some of the causes are benign while others are medical emergencies. It ranks among the most common pain complaints
  • Hearing Impairment: Reduced ability to hear sounds.
  • Hearing impairment: Reduced ability to hear sounds.
  • Nervous system conditions: Diseases affecting the nerves and the nervous system.
  • Neurofibromatosis syndrome Type II: A rare genetic disorder characterized by areas of increased and decreased skin pigmentation, acoustic neuromas and the development of many noncancerous nerve and skin tumors some of which may eventually become malignant - it is a more severe form of type I neurofibromatosis.
  • Neurofibromatosis type 3A: A rare genetic disorder characterized by areas of increased and decreased skin pigmentation and the development of many non-cancerous nerve and skin tumors some of which may eventually become malignant. The skin tumors tend to develop characteristically on the palms of the hands.
  • Neurofibromatosis-2: Genetic disorder often leading to tumors on nerves.
  • Neurological system tumors: Tumors of the nerves or neurological system, whether cancerous or benign.
  • Neuroma: Tumor from nerve cells (usually benign)
  • Nystagmus: Involuntary jerky eye movements
  • Sensorineural hearing loss: Hearing loss due to abnormal functioning or damage to the hearing nerve or the cochlea (inner ear) or the part of the brain that processes sound. The hearing problem may be present at birth or may be acquired through such things as aging, excessive noise or diseases such as meningitis.
  • Tinnitus: Hearing noises in the ears: ringing, roaring, clicks, whistling, or hissing.
  • Tunglang-Savage-Bellman syndrome: A very rare syndrome characterized mainly by hearing loss and abnormal salivary gland function.

 

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