An acoustic neuroma (vestibular schwannoma) is a benign tumor that develops from nerves which control body balance (vestibular) and hearing/ auditory (cochlear) nerves leading from your inner ear to the brain .The pressure on the nerve from the tumor may cause hearing loss and imbalance.
Common Symptoms of Disease are–
- Tinnitus (Ringing sound in ears)
- Hearing Loss
- Deviation of face/paralysis of face
- Weakness in hands & lower limbs
- Difficulty in swallowing food
- Double Vision
Risk Factors- The exact risk factors for the diseases are unknown however the disease can occur due to-
- Genetic abnormalities, majorly associated with neurofisomatious type 2 (NF-2)
- Exposure to any kind of Radiations
Age Group- Majorly affects the age group of 30-40
Treatment-Surgery is advised for the disease and other modalities include:-
- Cyber Knife.
- Gamma Knife with no role of chemotherapy at all