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Sense organsAcoustic Neuroma

Acoustic Neuroma is a non-cancerous tumor that develops on the nerve that connects the ear to the brain. The tumor usually grows slowly. However, if it grows large enough, it can press against the brain, thus becoming life threatening.

The indications include:

• Gradual Hearing loss

• Dizziness (vertigo)

• Loss of balance

• Pressure in the ear

• Facial numbness and weakness

• Tinnitus, ringing in one year

• Temporary sight problems

• Loss of taste

• Drooling

• Facial drooping on one side

• Unsteady walk

• Dilated pupil on one side only

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