Acoustic neuroma (schwannoma)

Acoustic neuroma (vestibular schwannoma) is an uncommon, benign and usually slow growing tumor that develops on the main nerve leading from your inner ear to your brain. Because branches of this nerve directly influence your balance and hearing, pressure from an acoustic neuroma can cause hearing loss, ringing in your ear and unsteadiness. Number of […]
Continue reading…

 

Acoustic neuroma

A vestibular schwannoma, often called an acoustic neuroma, is a benign primary intracranial tumor of the myelin-forming cells of the vestibulocochlear nerve (CN VIII). The term “vestibular schwannoma” involves the vestibular portion of the 8th cranial nerve[3] and arises from Schwann cells, which are responsible for the myelin sheath in the peripheral nervous system. Number […]
Continue reading…