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Acoustic neuroma

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. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Acoustic neuroma is available below.

Symptoms of Acoustic neuroma

Treatments for Acoustic neuroma

Home Diagnostic Testing

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Wrongly Diagnosed with Acoustic neuroma?

Acoustic neuroma: Related Patient Stories

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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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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Acoustic neuroma: Animations

Prognosis for Acoustic neuroma

Prognosis for Acoustic neuroma: Tumor usually benign but may gradually compress face or brain.

Research about Acoustic neuroma

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Clinical Trials for Acoustic neuroma

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Statistics for Acoustic neuroma

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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