Acoustic Schwannoma

Acoustic Schwannoma Treatment in Bangalore . Acoustic Schwannoma also called acoustic neuroma or vestibular schwannoma, these tumours grow from the nerves that control balance and hearing. They originate from the Schwann cells that form the sheath that covers the vestibulocochlear nerve. Acoustic neuromas are not cancerous and are usually slow in their growth.

However, over time the tumour can cause gradual loss of hearing, ringing in the ear and dizziness. Because they grow slowly, not all acoustic neuromas need treatment. But if they do, treatment options are drugs, surgery and radio surgery.

Acoustic Schwannoma Treatment in Bangalore

Common signs and symptoms of the prevalence of these tumours include:

  • Loss of hearing, usually gradual. It may affect just one side or may be more pronounced on that side.
  • Ringing, called tinnitus, in the affected ear
  • Unsteadiness or loss of balance
  • Dizziness
  • Facial numbness
  • Weakness of muscle movement, though it is rare

After checking your and your family’s medical history, the physician will conduct a thorough physical examination. This will be followed by one or more of the following tests:

  • Audiogram
  • Electronystagmography
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
  • Computed Tomography (CT)
  • Auditory Brainstem Response (ABR) test

As usual, treatment depends on the patient’s age and overall health, auditory status and the size of the tumour. Larger tumours pose complications; therefore early detection and treatment are crucial.

Different patients suffering from acoustic neuromas respond to different types of treatment. Hence, it is important to seek treatment at a medical institution that offers the full range of options beginning from surgery, radiosurgery and facial and auditory rehabilitation. A neurosurgeons, radiation oncologist and otologic surgeon constitute a team to treat acoustic neuromas.

Surgical intervention is a common treatment option for acoustic neuromas, particularly for large tumours. Complete removal of the tumour remains the primary goal of the surgery but it also carries risks. The priorities during surgery are to preserve facial nerve function and hearing function as far as possible. Hence, a probe stimulates and monitors the facial and auditory nerves and the brainstem before surgery.

The goal of surgery is complete or near-complete tumour removal. But since the growth of acoustic neuromas is slow, tiny remnants of the tumour may be left attached to vital nerves to avoid harming them. If these tumour remnants attempt to regrow, radiosurgery may used.

Brain & Spine

The skills levels of our neurosurgeons and advances in technology give them unprecedented access to the precise location of the tumour. Image-guided instruments enable us accurately navigate in otherwise inaccessible regions of the brain and remove the tumours as completely as possible without complications.

Brain & Spine care employs all the tumour treatment options known to medical science. Hence we are able to treat all kinds of acoustic neuromas and conduct many successful acoustic neuroma surgeries every year.

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The skills levels of our neurosurgeons and advances in technology give them unprecedented access to the precise location of the tumour. Image-guided instruments enable us accurately navigate in otherwise inaccessible regions of the brain and remove the tumours as completely as possible without complications.

Brain & Spine care employs all the tumour treatment options known to medical science. Hence we are able to treat all kinds of acoustic neuromas and conduct many successful acoustic neuroma surgeries every year.

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