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Acoustic neuroma

Acoustic neuroma

Last Reviewed : 12/23/2020
Acoustic neuroma

Acoustic Neuroma is a benign primary intracranial tumor of the myelin-forming cells of the vestibulocochlear nerve (8th cranial nerve). Symptoms include loss, Tinnitus, Loss of balance, Ears, Facial weakness or paralysis, Headache and other advanced symptoms.

Conventional audiometry is the most useful diagnostic test for acoustic neuroma. Acoustics can be diagnosed either by a medical doctor with otologic expertise who can integrate together the entire picture, or with an MRI scan with gadolinium of the brain. Acoustic neuromas are managed in one of the following 3 ways: (1) surgical excision of the tumor, (2) arresting tumor growth using stereotactic radiation therapy, or (3) careful serial observation.

We researched this topic for you and found the following best online resources. They are categorized into basic, advanced, and research level based on the extent of information you need. You will be taken to the respective websites by pressing on the links below.

 

Basic Information:

http://www.webmd.com/brain/acoustic-neuroma-causes-symptoms-treatments. WebMD. Acoustic Neuroma .

http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/acoustic-neuroma/basics/definition/con-20023851. Mayoclinic. Acoustic Neuroma .

http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/882876-overview. Medscape. Acoustic Neuroma by Joe Walter Kutz etal.

http://patient.info/health/acoustic-neuroma-leaflet. Patient. Acoustic Neuroma .

http://www.neurosurgerydallas.com/2_1_6_2.php. Neurosurgery consultants. ACOUSTIC NEUROMA (VESTIBULAR SCHWANNOMA) & FACIAL NERVE TUMORS.

http://radiopaedia.org/articles/acoustic-schwannoma. Radiopedia. Acoustic Schwannoma.

http://rarediseases.org/rare-diseases/acoustic-neuroma/. NORD (National organization of Rare Disorders). Acoustic Neuroma.

http://www.acoustic-neuroma-brain-tumour.org/english/acoustic-neuroma-what-is-an-acoustic-neuroma.php?navid=1. IGAN (Interest group of Acoustic Neuroma). Acoustic Neuroma.

https://www.msdmanuals.com/professional/ear,-nose,-and-throat-disorders/inner-ear-disorders/acoustic-neuroma. MSD Manuals. Acoustic Neuroma.

http://anworld.com/. THE ACOUSTIC NEUROMA JOURNEY. A guide for acoustic neuroma (vestibular schwannoma) patients.

http://www.facialparalysisinstitute.com/conditions/acoustic-neuroma/. The Facial Paralysis. Acoustic Neuroma.

http://www.entad.org/acoustic-neuroma.html. ENT Allergy of Delaware. Acoustic Neuroma.

http://www.neurinoma.com.br/English/neurinoma.html. Neurinoma. Acoustic Neuroma.

 

Advanced Information:

http://www.dizziness-and-balance.com/disorders/tumors/acoustic_neuroma.htm. Dizziness and Balance.com. Acoustic Neuroma.

http://www.mayfieldclinic.com/PE-Acoustic.htm. Mayfield brain and spine. Acoustic Neuroma.

http://www.audiologyonline.com/articles/acoustic-neuroma-an-overview-11407. Audiology online. Acoustic Neuroma.

http://www.nejm.org/doi/citedby/10.1056/NEJM199811123392003#t=article. The New England Journal of Medicine. Long-Term Outcomes after Radiosurgery for Acoustic Neuromas by Douglas Kondziolka, M.D. Nov.12 -1998.

https://www.cns.org/sites/default/files/clinical_neuro/chapter6_0.pdf. CNS.org . Navigating Change and the Acoustic Neuroma Story: Methods, Outcomes, and Myths.

 

Research:

Related Topics:

http://www.scielo.br/scielo.php?script=sci_arttext&pid=S1678-77572006000600016. Scielo brazil. Vestibular schwannoma (acoustic neuroma) mimicking temporomandibular disorders: a case report.

http://www.neurologyindia.com/article.asp?issn=0028-3886;year=2002;volume=50;issue=3;spage=369;epage=70;aulast=Joseph. Neurology India. Facial myokymia as a presenting symptom of vestibular schwannoma by Dr.Joseph BV, Rajshekhar V. 2002.

https://www.thieme-connect.com/products/ejournals/html/10.1055/s-0033-1351673. Thieme. Atypical Manifestation of Vestibular Schwannoma.

http://www.scielo.br/scielo.php?script=sci_arttext&pid=S0004-282X2007000400011. Sciflo brazil. Acoustic neuroma (vestibular schwannoma): surgical results on 240 patients operated on dorsal decubitus position by Arquimedes Cavalcante CardosoI; Yvens B. FernandesII; Ricardo RaminaII; Guilherme BorgesIII .

 

Other Articles:

http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2009-08-12/news/0908100257_1_radiosurgery-tumor-hearing-loss. Chicago Tribune. One-sided hearing loss could be caused by a rare tumor. Acoustic neuroma symptoms are often dismissed as age-related, AUG 2009.

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/186184.php. Medical news today. Acoustic Neuroma.
Written by Sy Kraft B.A. Published: Wednesday 21 April 2010.

http://www.news-medical.net/news/20151223/New-study-reveals-why-some-vestibular-schwannomas-cause-hearing-loss.aspx. News Medical. New study reveals why some vestibular schwannomas cause hearing loss.

http://www.nytimes.com/health/guides/disease/acoustic-neuroma/overview.html. The Newyork Times. Acoustic Neuroma.

 

Other Helpful Resources:

http://www.whirledfoundation.org/dizziness-imbalance-vertigo/vestibular-disorders/acoustic-neuroma/. Whirled Foundation. Acoustic Neuroma.

https://www.anausa.org/overview/what-is-acoustic-neuroma. Acoustic Neuroma Association. Acoustic Neuroma .

https://www.nidcd.nih.gov/health/vestibular-schwannoma-acoustic-neuroma-and-neurofibromatosis. NIDCD (National Institute of Deafness and other Communication disorders). Vestibular Schwannoma (Acoustic Neuroma) and Neurofibromatosis.

http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/Acoustic-neuroma/Pages/Introduction.aspx. NHS UK. Acoustic Neuroma

http://www.audiology.org/news/predicting-acoustic-neuroma-growth. The American Association of Audiology. Predicting Acoustic Neuroma Growth.

http://vestibular.org/acoustic-neuroma. Vestibular Disorders Association. Acoustic Neuroma .

http://american-hearing.org/disorders/acoustic-neuroma/. American hearing research foundation. Acoustic Neuroma.

https://www.bana-uk.com/. BANA (British Acoustic Neuroma Association). Acoustic Neuroma.

https://www.macmillan.org.uk/information-and-support/brain-tumours/understanding-cancer/types-of-brain-tumour/acoustic-neuromas.html. WE are Macmillan cancer support. Acoustic Neuroma.

http://www.anaa.org.au/what-is-an-acoustic-neuroma/. ANAA (Acoustic Neuroma Association Australia). Acoustic Neuroma.

http://brainfoundation.org.au/disorders/acoustic-neuroma. Brain foundation. Acoustic Neuroma.

http://www.anac.ca/. ANAC (Acoustic Neuroma Association of Canada ). Acoustic Neuroma.

https://www.mskcc.org/cancer-care/types/acoustic-neuroma/about-acoustic-neuroma. Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Acoustic Neuroma.

http://nyulangone.org/conditions/acoustic-neuroma. NYU langone Medical Center. Acoustic Neuroma.

https://www.gov.uk/acoustic-neuroma-and-driving. GOV.UK. Acoustic Neuroma and Driving.

http://www.cancerresearchuk.org/about-cancer/type/brain-tumour/treatment/types/treatment-for-acoustic-neuroma. Cancer Research UK. Treatment for vestibular schwannoma.

https://www.nfd.org.nz/help-and-advice/hearing-conditions/acoustic-neuroma/. NFD (National Foundation of Deaf INC.). Acoustic Neuroma.

http://www.disabilitybenefitscenter.org/social-security-disabling-conditions/acoustic-neuroma. social security Disability Help. Acoustic Neuroma.

 

Related Videos

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=18d-m7fBoII. Youtube. Acoustic Neuroma description.

http://www.nyee.edu/patient-care/medical-information/acoustic-neuroma. New York eye and ear infirmary of Mount Sinai. Acoustic Neuroma.

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