Originated from Schwann cells of th...
Sensorineural hearing loss (unilateral), often progressive
Loss of speech discrimination
Disequilibrium is common, but vertigo is less common.
Treatment options include observation, stereotactic radiosurgery, fractionated radiotherapy, and microsurgery.
Without intervention, 16–26% of patients require additional trea...
Yearly MRI follow-up for slow-growing tumors is advised.
MRI and audiometry
In one study, composite quality of life (cQOL) score 0 to 5 years out of surgery was sig...
Bell JR, Anderson-Kim SJ, Low C, et al. The persistence of tinnitus after acoustic neuroma surgery. Otolarygol Head Neck Surg. 2016;155(2):317–323.
Choi JW, Lee JY, Phi JH, et ...
The most common presenting signs and symptoms are unilateral sensorineural hearing loss, poor speech discrimination, and tinnitus.
May present as sudden deafness
MRI with gadolinium is t...
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