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neuroma

[nu̇′rō·mə]
(medicine)
A tumor of the nervous system.

Neuroma

 

a collective term designating several oncological conditions of the nervous system. Included as neuromas are neurinomas, neurofibromas, and neuroblastomas.

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The effect of age on acoustic neuroma surgery outcomes.
In another study acoustic neuroma accounts for about 85% of CP angle tumors (being the most common one) which is followed by meningioma (3-13%), epidermoids (2-6%) and arachnoid cyst being (1%).
Magnetic resonance imaging is a non-invasive and safe imaging modality and in current clinical practice magnetic resonance imaging is the first line investigation for the identification of suspected acoustic neuroma in appropriately selected patients.
The findings suggested to the scientists that a lack of oxygen associated with smoking might help prevent the tumours by starving the cells whose overgrowth leads to the formation of an acoustic neuroma.
The VHIth cranial nerve, which is affected by acoustic neuroma in NF-2, is close to other cranial nerves.
Of interest is that acoustic neuromas grow in the area of the brain where greater energy emitted from the cell phones is absorbed, compared to other areas of the brain," says Dr.
CT or MRI evidence of bilateral internal auditory canal masses consistent with acoustic neuromas
Other diseases associated with long-term cell phone use include acoustic neuroma, a benign brain tumor on the cell-phone-side of the head (60% greater risk); benign parotid gland tumors and the highest risks for brain tumors among those who began using phones during adolescence.
Bell was a Charter member of Acoustic Neuroma Association which she founded with seven other people in 1981.
Geraldine, a registered nurse with a career as an operating room nurse, was diagnosed with an acoustic neuroma.
The operations include major and minor procedures of middle ear surgery, acoustic neuroma surgery, cranial nerve decompression surgery and reconstructive surgery for deafness.