Acoustic Neuroma

Below you will find more information about Acoustic Neuroma from Medigest. If you believe that you are suffering from any of the symptoms of Acoustic Neuroma it is important that you obtain an accurate diagnosis from a medical professional to ensure that you obtain the correct medication or treatment for your condition. There are medical conditions that carry similar symptoms associated with Acoustic Neuroma and therefore the information provided by Medigest is offered as a guideline only and should never be used in preference to seeking professional medical advice. The information relating to Acoustic Neuroma comes from a third party source and Medigest will not be held liable for any inaccuracies relating to the information shown.

Definition

Acoustic neuroma is a medical condition that is characterized by the growth of a tumor that usually develops in nerves near the ear. is a benign, usually slow-growing tumor that develops from certain nerves in the inner ear. No one knows exactly what causes acoustic neuroma. As an acoustic neuroma develops, it presses against the nerves related to balance and hearing, causing early symptoms such as: one-sided or high-tone hearing loss, ringing in the ear, dizziness, and problems with balance. Once a diagnosis of acustic neuroma is made, the doctor can describe the available treatment options.

Diagnosis

Diagnosis is made through review of medical history of the patient, physical examination and undergoing hearing tests or audiogram test and CT Scan and MRI.

Treatment

Treatment for Acoustic Neuroma includes surgical removal of the tumor and radiation therapy.

Symptoms and Signs

Its symptoms includes loss of balance inasmuch as the tumor preses into the nerves that controls balance and hearing, one side hearing, ringing in the ear, dizziness and balance problems.

Causes

The cause of Acoustic Neuroma is not yet known though it is linked with factors such as age and family history of the same condition.

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