When to suspect an acoustic neuroma

G. D. Spoelhof

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Acoustic neuroma is a rare but important cause of sensorineural hearing loss. Patients with asymmetric hearing loss or unilateral tinnitus should be evaluated expeditiously to prevent further neurologic damage. Gadolinium- enhanced magnetic resonance imaging is the best tool for making the diagnosis of acoustic neuroma. Surgical removal using a translabyrinthine approach, is the favored treatment, although radiation therapy and expectant management may be chosen for patients at high surgical risk.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1768-1774
Number of pages7
JournalAmerican Family Physician
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jan 1 1995


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