If the facial nerve is also involved you may experience facial pain, paralysis, tingling or numbness. Drooling may occur because of poor mouth closure. Less common symptoms include headache, dizziness, balance problems, vision problems, impaired eye movement, and taste changes.
Microsurgery is used to preserve the facial and auditory nerve. Microsurgery is used to remove all or part of a tumor. A partial tumor removal is used to preserve nerve tissue, while eliminating enough of the tumor to make it non-life threatening.
Am I at RiskSymptoms from acoustic neuroma most frequently develop between the ages of 30 and 60. The tumor develops very slowly and may be present well before symptoms are experienced. Children rarely develop the condition.
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