Acoustic neuromas, also known as vestibular schwannomas, are non-malignant tumors of the 8th cranial nerve. Most commonly they arise from the covering cells (Schwann cells) of the inferior vestibular nerve
SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS:
Diagnosis requires either a physician with otologic expertise who can integrate together the entire picture, or an MRI with gadolinium. Patients with unexplained stable asymmetrical hearing loss should generally all be evaluated by a physician with otologic expertise.
Surgical Treatment: About half of all acoustic neuromas are presently treated with surgery.
Radiosurgery: Cyber Knife