Tumors of the ear Definition & Overview

Definition

An acoustic neuroma is a benign (noncancerous) tumor on the eighth cranial nerve leading from the brainstem to the ear. This nerve is involved in hearing and maintaining equilibrium. Acoustic neuromas grow relatively slowly.

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