If you’ve been diagnosed with an acoustic neuroma, which is a type of brain tumor, our neurosurgeons will work closely with you to develop a personalized treatment plan.
How we treat acoustic neuroma.
Acoustic Neuromas are benign, slow-growing tumors of the nerve that connects the ear to the brain. Although there’s no danger of the tumors spreading to other organs, treatment is essential because tumor growth can impact hearing, facial muscles, and sensation. Early treatment of acoustic neuromas offers the best opportunity to avoid hearing loss and facial paralysis. If left untreated, acoustic neuromas can cause compression in the brain stem with life-threatening intracranial pressure.
Stereotactic radiosurgery is frequently used to treat small tumors, and is a form of radiation therapy that focuses high-powered x-rays on a small area of the body. Larger brain tumors require conventional treatment through procedures like craniotomy and microsurgery.
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If you’ve been diagnosed with a brain tumor, call (865) 331-2835 for an appointment or more information.