People with Acoustic Schwannoma often experience the following symptoms or signs:
- Losing hearing ability
- Numbness in the face
- Tinnitus in the ear
Acoustic schwannoma, also known as Vestibular schwannoma, is an uncommon cancerous tumour in the nerve connecting the inner ear with the brain. Acoustic schwannoma can lead to hearing loss and unbearable pain in the ear. It can be treated by surgical removal, radiation and regular monitoring by the neurosurgeon specialist.
Acoustic schwannoma develops slowly so it may be difficult to detect the tumour at an early stage. Your doctor may conduct the following tests:...
Acoustic schwannoma develops slowly so it may be difficult to detect the tumour at an early stage. Your doctor may conduct the following tests:
The treatment of the tumour may vary according to the growth and size. Your specialist may suggest the following treatments:..
The treatment of the tumour may vary according to the growth and size. Your specialist may suggest the following treatments:
The objective of stereotactic radiosurgery is to stop the growth of the tumour. A beam of radiation is directed towards the tumour for a small duration.
The patient may need a surgery to remove an acoustic schwannoma. Depending on the size of the tumour the technique may vary. The tumour is removed through the ear or by making a window in the patient skull.
Consult your doctor if you experience symptoms of Acoustic Schwannoma like losing hearing ability or numbness in the face. Early diagnosis help to control the growth of the tumour.
Medanta Institute of Neurosciences is an integrated institute with a dedicated team of doctors supported by the latest technology which aims to provide comprehensive and multidisciplinary care for disorders of the brain and spine. The institute ha..
Medanta Institute of Neurosciences is an integrated institute with a dedicated team of doctors supported by the latest technology which aims to provide comprehensive and multidisciplinary care for disorders of the brain and spine. The institute has a team of highly qualified neurologists, neurosurgeons, intervention neuro-radiologists, neuro-anaesthetists, and dedicated neuro critical care specialists. The institute has dedicated centres for brain tumours, spinal disorders, stroke, epilepsy, movement disorders and headache. The institute has specialised services and protocols for emergency management of acute neurological disorders including stroke and other neurological trauma.
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