Acoustic schwannoma is also known as vestibular schwannoma or neuroma. These kinds of tumors develop in the brain nerves that keep track of hearing support and balance. The source of origin is from Schwann cells that form the wrapper that wraps the vestibulocochlear nerve network. Vestibular schwannoma tumors are not cancer-prone, and they progress very slowly.
The common signs are as under:
- Phase wise hearing loss, mainly concentrating on one side.
- Persistent ringing (tinnitus) in the ear that has been affected.
- Loss of body balance.
- Facial numbness and overall dizziness.
- Occasional weakness in body movement.
The patient must reveal his/her full family history to the doctor. Accordingly, the patient will undergo a detailed medical examination, which is as follows:
- MRI scan
- CT scan
- ABR test
After a detailed diagnosis, the treatment follows, which depends on the patient’s age and health conditions, including auditory level and tumor size. A grown-up tumor is always difficult to handle such that early detection of the same is always helpful.
The treatment of Acoustic schwannoma varies from patient to patient. Therefore, it is very important to consult the best brain tumor specialist in Lucknow who provides all kinds of options such as mainstream surgery, radiosurgery, auditory and facial rehabilitation, etc. The team of doctors comprises a neurosurgeon, otologic surgeon, and radiation oncologist.
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