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How is an acoustic neuroma treated?


Treatment will depend on a number of things, including:

  • Your general health
  • The size and the position of the tumour
  • Results of other tests

Because acoustic neuromas grow very slowly, there is no need to rush into a decision regarding treatment. It is best to consider all the options carefully and discuss them in detail with the surgeon or radiotherapist. All treatments are carried out in specialist centres and most people have to travel for their treatment. These treatments include:

  • Observation
  • Microsurgery
  • Radiotherapy
  • Radiosurgery


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