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An acoustic neuroma or vestibular schwannoma, is an uncommon benign (non-cancerous) growth that develops on the eighth cranial nerve. This is the main nerve that runs from the inner ear to the brain and is responsible for hearing and equilibrium. Although there is no standard or typical pattern of symptom development, hearing loss in one ear (unilateral) is the initial symptom in approximately 90 percent of affected individuals. Ringing in your ear and unsteadiness are other symptoms which are caused by the pressure of the acoustic neuroma.

Treatments for acoustic neuroma include regular monitoring, radiation and surgical removal.

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Researchers weigh equipment options for brain tumor radiosurgery

DOTmed.comJan 27, 2017
… single-fractional equivalent doses of 12 Gy for benign tumors such as acousticneuroma to 24 Gy for malignant lesions, serious arteriovenous …

Acoustic neuroma: To treat or not to treat?

Medical XpressDec 11, 2016
Dear Mayo Clinic: I was diagnosed with an acoustic neuroma last year. My doctor says I likely won’t need treatment. But I know others who …

UTSW surgeons remove acoustic neuromas through small incisions …

News-Medical.netSep 15, 2016
UTSW Head and Neck Surgeons this summer removed acoustic neuromas through small incisions in the ear canals of two patients using an …