- A benign slow-growing tumour, which, following detection, usually remain stable.
- Unilateral sensorineural hearing loss is the most common symptom, followed by intermittent dizziness and facial numbness.
- Larger tumours may cause headaches, coordination difficulties, and obstructive hydrocephalus, and, as a result, may be life threatening.
- Diagnosis is confirmed by gadolinium-enhanced MRI scan.
- Management includes observation, focused radiation, or surgery.
- Treatment options and outcome vary depending on local expertise and patient preference.
Last updated: Mar 29, 2012