Dr. Peter Weisskopf / Dr. Bernard Bendok: Acoustic neuroma

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Acoustic neuroma, also known as vestibular schwannoma, is a noncancerous and usually slow-growing tumor that develops on the main (vestibular) nerve leading from your inner ear to your brain. Branches of this nerve directly influence your balance and hearing, and pressure from an acoustic neuroma can cause hearing loss, ringing in your ear and unsteadiness. Acoustic neuroma usually arises from the Schwann cells covering this nerve and grows slowly or not at all. Rarely, it may grow rapidly and become large enough to press against the brain and interfere with vital functions. Peter Weisskopf, M.D., Mayo Clinic neurosurgeon, explains what acoustic neuroma is, symptoms and treatments.

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