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Acoustic Nerve Tumor Overview

Another name for Acoustic Nerve Tumor is Acoustic Neuroma.

What is an acoustic neuroma?
A person with an acoustic neuroma has a rare, slow-growing tumor of the acoustic nerve that transmits signals from the ear to the brain.

What are the symptoms of an acoustic neuroma?
An acoustic neuroma can cause episodes of vertigo and ringing in the ears. Other symptoms include chronic headaches and hearing loss.

How does the doctor treat an acoustic neuroma?
An acoustic neuroma is treated with radiation therapy or surgery.

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Last Updated: Feb 21, 2011 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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