What are the complications of acoustic neuroma (vestibular schwannoma)?


What are the complications of acoustic neuroma (vestibular schwannoma)?

A patient with Acoustic Neuroma may have complications which undermine their quality of life. Loss of hearing may result in social and work problems.

If the individual experiences extreme dizziness and loss of balance many activities in daily life become virtually impossible to do.

Acoustic Neuroma may cause the following complications:

  • Deafness, which can become permanent
  • Facial weakness
  • Facial numbness
  • Poor stability
  • Difficulties with balance
If the tumor is large enough it may press against the brainstem, interfering with the proper flow of fluid between the spinal cord and brain. Fluid can accumulate in the head, causing hydrocephalus. There is a danger that pressure inside the skull builds up to dangerous levels. The doctor has to drain the excess cerebrospinal fluid away, if not, there is a risk of brain damage, and even death (rare).

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Acoustic Neuroma (Vestibular Schwannoma) part 1 (Video Medical And Professional 2020).

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