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Acoustic Neuroma

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by Badash M

(Neurilemoma; Vestibular Schwannoma; Acoustic Schwannoma)

 

Symptoms

The first symptoms of an acoustic neuroma include:
As the neuroma gradually grows larger, symptoms may include:
  • Balance problems
  • Facial numbness and tingling
  • Weakness of the facial muscles on the side of the tumor
If headaches or mental confusion occurs, the tumor may be life threatening. Call your doctor right away.
 

RESOURCES

Acoustic Neuroma Association
http://www.anausa.org

American Academy of Audiology
http://www.audiology.org

 

CANADIAN RESOURCES

Canadian Academy of Audiology
http://www.canadianaudiology.ca

The College of Family Physicians of Canada
http://www.cfpc.ca

 

References


Acoustic neuroma. American Hearing Research Foundation. Available at: http://american-hearing.org/disorders/acoustic-neuroma. Updated October 2012. Accessed May 29, 2014.


Acoustic neuroma. Vestibular Disorders Association. Available at: http://vestibular.org/acoustic-neuroma. Accessed May 29, 2014.


Vestibular schwannoma. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: http://www.ebscohost.com/dynamed. Updated February 21, 2014. Accessed May 29, 2014.


What is acoustic neuroma? Acoustic Neuroma Association website. Available at: http://www.anausa.org/index.php/overview/what-is-acoustic-neuroma. Accessed May 29, 2014.

 

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