Acoustic Neuroma

Common Name(s)

Acoustic Neuroma

Acoustic neuroma, also referred to as vestibular schwannoma, is a noncancerous tumor that grows on the main nerve leading from the inner ear to the brain. This tumor is slow-growing, leading to gradual hearing loss, tinnitus (ringing in the ear), unsteadiness, vertigo, facial numbness, facial weakness, and poor balance. This condition appears to be caused by a malfunctioning gene on chromosome 22. The cause of this gene malfunction is unknown.

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Condition Specific Organizations

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Acoustic Neuroma Association

ANAUSA provides information and support for patients diagnosed with or treated for an acoustic neuroma or other benign tumor affecting the cranial nerves.

Last Updated: 1 May 2014

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Vestibular Disorders Association

VEDA's mission is to serve people with vestibular (inner ear balance) disorders by providing access to information, offering a support network, and elevating awareness of the challenges associated with these conditions.

Last Updated: 20 Feb 2013

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Advocacy and Support Organizations

 

Condition Specific Organizations

Following organizations serve the condition "Acoustic Neuroma" for support, advocacy or research.

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Acoustic Neuroma Association

ANAUSA provides information and support for patients diagnosed with or treated for an acoustic neuroma or other benign tumor affecting the cranial nerves.

http://www.ANAUSA.org

Last Updated: 1 May 2014

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Vestibular Disorders Association

VEDA's mission is to serve people with vestibular (inner ear balance) disorders by providing access to information, offering a support network, and elevating awareness of the challenges associated with these conditions.

https://vestibular.org

Last Updated: 20 Feb 2013

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Scientific Literature

Articles from the PubMed Database

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The terms "Acoustic Neuroma" returned 72 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Acoustic neuroma: potential risk factors and audiometric surveillance in the aluminium industry.
 

Author(s): Oyebode Taiwo, Deron Galusha, Baylah Tessier-Sherman, Sharon Kirsche, Linda Cantley, Martin D Slade, Mark R Cullen, A Michael Donoghue

Journal: Occup Environ Med. 2014 Sep;71(9):624-8.

 

To look for an association between acoustic neuroma (AN) and participation in a hearing conservation programme (HCP) and also for an association between AN and possible occupational risk factors in the aluminium industry.

Last Updated: 9 Aug 2014

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Radiosurgery as treatment for acoustic neuroma. Ten years' experience.
 

Author(s): Ignacio Llópez Carratalá, Vicente Escorihuela García, Miguel Orts Alborch, Carlos de Paula Vernetta, Jaime Marco Algarra

Journal: Acta Otorrinolaringol Esp. ;65(6):327-31.

 

The acoustic neuroma is a benign tumour that usually affects the vestibular portion of the vestibulocochlear nerve. It represents 8% of all intracranial tumours and 80% of those arising at the cerebellopontine angle. There are 3 treatment options: microsurgery (the technique of choice), ...

Last Updated: 2 Dec 2014

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Clinical significance of an increased cochlear 3D fluid-attenuated inversion recovery signal intensity on an MR imaging examination in patients with acoustic neuroma.
 

Author(s): D Y Kim, J H Lee, M J Goh, Y S Sung, Y J Choi, R G Yoon, S H Cho, J H Ahn, H J Park, J H Baek

Journal: AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2014 Sep;35(9):1825-9.

 

The increased cochlear signal on FLAIR images in patients with acoustic neuroma is explained by an increased concentration of protein in the perilymphatic space. However, there is still debate whether there is a correlation between the increased cochlear FLAIR signal and the degree ...

Last Updated: 10 Sep 2014

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The terms "Acoustic Neuroma" returned 9 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Risk Factors of Acoustic Neuroma: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.
 

Author(s): Mantao Chen, Zuoxu Fan, Xiujue Zheng, Fei Cao, Liang Wang

Journal: Yonsei Med. J.. 2016 May;57(3):776-83.

 

Many epidemiological studies have investigated environmental risk factors for the development of acoustic neuroma. However, these results are controversial. We conducted a meta-analysis of case-control studies to identify any potential relationship between history of noise exposure, ...

Last Updated: 21 Mar 2016

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The role of magnetic resonance imaging in the identification of suspected acoustic neuroma: a systematic review of clinical and cost effectiveness and natural history.
 

Author(s): H Fortnum, C O'Neill, R Taylor, R Lenthall, T Nikolopoulos, G Lightfoot, G O'Donoghue, S Mason, D Baguley, H Jones, C Mulvaney

Journal: Health Technol Assess. 2009 Mar;13(18):iii-iv, ix-xi, 1-154.

 

To evaluate the clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of a range of diagnostic strategies for investigating patients with unilateral hearing loss and/or tinnitus, with a view to confirming or eliminating a diagnosis of acoustic neuroma, and to describe the natural history ...

Last Updated: 10 Apr 2009

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Meningitis due to Enterobacter aerogenes subsequent to resection of an acoustic neuroma and abdominal fat graft to the mastoid.
 

Author(s): Fida A Khan

Journal: Braz J Infect Dis. 2004 Oct;8(5):386-8.

 

Meningitis is an uncommon complication of neurosurgical procedures, with an incidence of 1.1% to 2.5%. Although unusual, the frequency of nosocomial Gram-negative meningitis appears to be increasing. Gram-negative meningitis has been documented following disruption of the dura-arachnoid ...

Last Updated: 30 Mar 2005

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Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

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Evaluating the Pre-Positioning Frame for Robotic Acoustic Neuroma Removal Surgery
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Acoustic Neuroma

 

Last Updated: 9 Mar 2017

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Hearing Outcomes Using Fractionated Proton Radiation Therapy for Vestibular Schwannoma
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Vestibular Schwannoma; Acoustic Neuroma

 

Last Updated: 20 Dec 2016

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Vestibular Schwannoma - Radiosurgery or Expectation: V-REX.
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Vestibular Schwannoma

 

Last Updated: 29 Feb 2016

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