Acoustic neuroma

Specialty of Neurological Surgery

Auditory or acoustic neuroma neuroma is a tumor that forms in the inner ear conductor. Despite being a benign tumor it is aggressive because when diagnosed in its early stages is not done, is growing in size and can reach compressing neural structures. Symptoms usually begin with a ringing or tinnitus on the side of the tumor which is accompanied by a gradual loss of hearing. In extreme cases the ear neurinoma can generate a hearing loss of the affected side. In most cases, it must be surgically removed.

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