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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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

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The terms "Acoustic Neuroma" returned 76 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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Loud noise exposure and acoustic neuroma.
 

Author(s): James L Fisher, David Pettersson, Sadie Palmisano, Judith A Schwartzbaum, Colin G Edwards, Tiit Mathiesen, Michaela Prochazka, Tommy Bergenheim, Rut Florentzson, Henrik Harder, Gunnar Nyberg, Peter Siesjö, Maria Feychting

Journal: Am. J. Epidemiol.. 2014 Jul;180(1):58-67.

 

The results from studies of loud noise exposure and acoustic neuroma are conflicting. A population-based case-control study of 451 acoustic neuroma patients and 710 age-, sex-, and region-matched controls was conducted in Sweden between 2002 and 2007. Occupational exposure was based ...

Last Updated: 26 Jun 2014

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Preoperative characteristics of auditory brainstem response in acoustic neuroma with useful hearing: importance as a preliminary investigation for intraoperative monitoring.
 

Author(s): Noritaka Aihara, Shingo Murakami, Mariko Takahashi, Kazuo Yamada

Journal: Neurol. Med. Chir. (Tokyo). 2014 ;54(4):267-71.

 

We classified the results of preoperative auditory brainstem response (ABR) in 121 patients with useful hearing and considered the utility of preoperative ABR as a preliminary assessment for intraoperative monitoring. Wave V was confirmed in 113 patients and was not confirmed in 8 ...

Last Updated: 17 Apr 2014

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The terms "Acoustic Neuroma" returned 7 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

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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[The role of video-nystagmography in the diagnosis of acoustic neuroma].
 

Author(s): E Hernández Montero, J J Fraile Rodrigo, F De Miguel García, L M Sampériz, J Eiras Ajuria, A Ortiz García

Journal: Acta Otorrinolaringol Esp. ;54(6):413-6.

 

Schwannoma of the vestibular nerve represents 75% of all expansive processes affecting the pontocerebellosum angle. Hearing loss is the most frequent symptom at diagnosis (86%) with or without tinnitus, in the intracanalicular tumors. Vestibular symptoms are described in 60% of patients.

Last Updated: 21 Oct 2003

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Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

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Clinical Trial Information This information is provided by ClinicalTrials.gov

Exploratory Evaluation of AR-42 Histone Deacetylase Inhibitor in the Treatment of Vestibular Schwannoma and Meningioma
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Vestibular Schwannoma; Meningioma; Acoustic Neuroma; Neurofibromatosis Type 2

 

Last Updated: 4 Nov 2014

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Concentration and Activity of Lapatinib in Vestibular Schwannomas
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Vestibular Schwannoma; NF2; Neurofibromatosis 2; Acoustic Neuroma; Auditory Tumor

 

Last Updated: 5 Aug 2013

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Hearing Outcomes Using Fractionated Proton Radiation Therapy for Vestibular Schwannoma
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Vestibular Schwannoma; Acoustic Neuroma

 

Last Updated: 17 Apr 2015

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