Acoustic Neuroma (Acoustic Neurinoma)

A benign SCHWANNOMA of the eighth cranial nerve (VESTIBULOCOCHLEAR NERVE), mostly arising from the vestibular branch (VESTIBULAR NERVE) during the fifth or sixth decade of life. Clinical manifestations include HEARING LOSS; HEADACHE; VERTIGO; TINNITUS; and FACIAL PAIN. Bilateral acoustic neuromas are associated with NEUROFIBROMATOSIS 2. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p673)
Also Known As:
Acoustic Neurinoma; Vestibular Schwannoma; Acoustic Neuromas; Acoustic Schwannomas; Neuroma, Acoustic; Acoustic Neuroma, Cerebellopontine Angle; Acoustic Tumor; Angle Tumor; Cerebellopontine Angle Acoustic Neuroma; Cerebellopontine Angle Tumor; Neurilemmoma, Acoustic; Neurilemoma, Acoustic; Neurinoma of the Acoustic Nerve; Neurinoma, Acoustic; Neuroma, Acoustic, Unilateral; Acoustic Neurilemmoma; Acoustic Neurilemmomas; Acoustic Neurilemoma; Acoustic Neurilemomas; Acoustic Neurinomas; Acoustic Schwannoma; Acoustic Tumors; Angle Tumor, Cerebellopontine; Angle Tumors; Angle Tumors, Cerebellopontine; Cerebellopontine Angle Tumors; Melanocytic Vestibular Schwannomas; Neurilemmomas, Acoustic; Neurilemomas, Acoustic; Neurinomas, Acoustic; Neuromas, Acoustic; Schwannoma, Melanocytic Vestibular; Schwannomas, Acoustic; Schwannomas, Melanocytic Vestibular; Schwannomas, Vestibular; Tumor, Acoustic; Tumor, Angle; Tumor, Cerebellopontine Angle; Tumors, Acoustic; Tumors, Angle; Tumors, Cerebellopontine Angle; Vestibular Schwannoma, Melanocytic; Vestibular Schwannomas; Vestibular Schwannomas, Melanocytic; Melanocytic Vestibular Schwannoma; Schwannoma, Acoustic; Schwannoma, Vestibular
Networked: 1021 relevant articles (59 outcomes, 100 trials/studies)

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Disease Context: Research Results

Related Diseases

1. Neoplasms (Cancer)
2. Neurofibromatosis 2 (Neurofibromatosis Type II)
3. Acoustic Neuroma (Acoustic Neurinoma)
4. Pituitary Neoplasms (Pituitary Adenoma)
5. Neurilemmoma (Schwannoma)


1. Wu, Hao: 11 articles (09/2015 - 07/2002)
2. Welling, D Bradley: 11 articles (02/2012 - 09/2002)
3. Neff, Brian A: 10 articles (02/2015 - 09/2002)
4. Chang, Long-Sheng: 10 articles (02/2012 - 09/2002)
5. Lassaletta, Luis: 9 articles (09/2013 - 10/2007)
6. Sanna, Mario: 8 articles (04/2015 - 06/2004)
7. Driscoll, Colin L W: 8 articles (02/2015 - 07/2002)
8. Link, Michael J: 8 articles (02/2015 - 07/2002)
9. Plotkin, Scott R: 8 articles (06/2014 - 10/2005)
10. Brackmann, Derald E: 8 articles (01/2014 - 05/2004)

Drugs and Biologics

Drugs and Important Biological Agents (IBA) related to Acoustic Neuroma:
1. GadoliniumIBA
2. Gadolinium DTPA (Magnevist)FDA Link
3. bevacizumabFDA Link
4. Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor A (Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor)IBA
5. Nimodipine (Modus)FDA LinkGeneric
6. Adrenal Cortex Hormones (Corticosteroids)IBA
7. Protons (Proton)IBA
8. Cerebrospinal fluid leakIBA
9. Fibrin Tissue Adhesive (Fibrin Sealant)IBA
10. lapatinib (GW572016)FDA Link

Therapies and Procedures

1. Radiotherapy
2. Endoscopes
3. Particle Accelerators
4. Decompression
5. Cochlear Implantation