A type of benign (noncancerous) brain tumor that grows in the middle ear. It is one of the most common types of benign brain tumors, and can cause hearing loss.
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Acoustic Neuroma Archive
Informational site by and for acoustic neuroma patients with advice, news, stories, directories and links.
Patient education page including symptoms, causes, treatment options, illustrations and a link to a patient story, provided by Dr John Tew of the Mayfield Clinic.
Acoustic Neuroma Association
Nonprofit organization providing information and support to patients.
Acoustic Neuroma Association of Canada
Information including treatment options and post - operative issues. Membership details and message board.
Acoustic Neuroma Journey
Provides information for acoustic neuroma patients to decide which treatment option is the best; wait and watch, surgery, or radiation. Includes links, staging, diagram, mailing list, and surveys.
The Department of Neurological Surgery: University of Pittsburgh.
Acoustic neuromas (vestibular schwannomas) treatment options discussed including surgery, gamma knife radiosurgery and fractionated radiotherapy. Statistics, links and reference list provided.
General Practice Notebook - Acoustic Neuroma
A personal account of researching treatment alternatives for acoustic neuromas. Includes Francesco's personal experience with Cyberknife treatment and recovery and tips and resources for new patients.
NHS Choices: Acoustic Neuroma
Provides information on this benign brain tumor. Includes a short video and details of symptoms, causes, diagnosis, treatment and complications.
Patient: Acoustic Neuroma
Factsheet on these usually benign tumours, their epidemiology, presentation, differential diagnosis, investigations and management.