acoustic tumor

vestibular schwannoma

a benign but life-threatening tumor arising from Schwann cells, usually of the vestibular division of the eighth cranial nerve in early stage; produces hearing loss, tinnitus, and vestibular disturbances and in late stages cerebellar, brainstem, and other cranial nerve signs and increased intracranial pressure.

acoustic tumor

Acoustic neuroma, see there.
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Acoustic tumor detection with brain stem electric response audiometry.
Presentation and diagnosis of small acoustic tumors.
Our study population was made up of 10 patients--6 men and 4 women, aged 55 to 73 years (mean: 66)--who were undergoing translabyrinthine acoustic tumor removal.
Five to ten years after radiosurgery, 97 percent of surveyed patients believed that radiosurgery provided a satisfactory outcome for their acoustic tumor.
11 /PRNewswire/ -- University of Pittsburgh researchers have found that stereotactic radiosurgical treatment of acoustic tumors provides long-term tumor control, high rates of neurologic function preservation and patient satisfaction, according to a study in the Nov.
AMSTERDAM, June 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Doctors in the Netherlands have developed new ways to perform radiosurgery on benign acoustic tumors using fast and precise RapidArc(TM) radiotherapy technology from Varian Medical Systems .
A data comparison of patients with acoustic tumors, treated by either CyberKnife or Gamma Knife radiosurgery demonstrated superior hearing preservation in the patients treated with the CyberKnife System.
were the first to implant a pair of electrodes in the brainstem of a Neurofibromatosis Type II (NF2) patient during surgery to remove acoustic tumors.
The House Ear Institute (HEI) reports that the National Institutes of Health (NIH) recently awarded Bio-logic a $100,000 Phase I Grant to implement a study measuring the feasibility of a valuable new clinical-evaluation method for the detection of acoustic tumors.
Nasdaq: BLSC) today reported that the National Institute of Health (NIH) awarded the company a $100,000 grant to implement a six-month study measuring the feasibility of a valuable new clinical evaluation method for the detection of acoustic tumors.
They point out that failure of radiation therapy to arrest growth of NF2 acoustic tumors is 24% and of non-NF2 tumors, 12%.

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