Vestibular Schwannomas

Vestibular Schwannomas

A vestibular schwannoma, often called an acoustic neuroma, is a benign primary intracranial tumour of the myelin-forming cells of the vestibulocochlear nerve (CN VIII).

The disease involves the vestibular portion of the 8th cranial nerve. Vestibular schwannomas usually develop gradually over a period of years; most often, it may not come up with any obvious symptoms in the earlier stages but later on present with sensorineural hearing loss/deafness, disturbed sense of balance and vertigo.

 

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