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Symptoms of Acoustic Neuroma

An Introduction to the Signs and Symptoms of Acoustic Neuroma

Due to the location of this benign tumor, an acoustic neuroma can produce serious symptoms. An acoustic neuroma can even lead to death by compression of important structures, including the cranial nerves and the brain stem.
 

Early Acoustic Neuroma Symptoms

Some early symptoms of acoustic neuroma may include:
 
  • One-sided or high-tone hearing loss
  • Ringing in the ear (tinnitus)
  • Dizziness
  • Loss of balance.
     
As the tumor grows, other symptoms may develop. The acoustic neuroma can interfere with the trigeminal nerve and facial nerve, which can result in facial numbness, facial weakness, or paralysis.
 

Late Symptoms of Acoustic Neuroma

Some late symptoms of acoustic neuroma may include:
 
  • Headaches
  • Coma
  • Breathing problems
  • Loss of life.
     
(Click Acoustic Neuroma Symptoms for a more complete list of potential symptoms, an in-depth explanation of the severity of symptoms, and a description of other medical conditions that may have similar symptoms.)
 
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