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    What is acoustic neuroma?

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  • Adele Buchanan


    I am a physiotherapist working in a general practice but with keen interests in the treatment of vertigo and also Incontinence and Women's Health.I believe … View Profile

    An acoustic neuroma is a slow growing benign tumor that forms in the schwann cells that line the vestibular nerve of the inner ear. It is sometimes called a vestibular schwannoma because it grows from the schwann cells that wrap around the nerve. As this nerve is the nerve that controls balance, it leads to progressive loss of balance and may create nausea and unsteadiness even at rest.

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