Acoustic neuroma is a rare benign (non-cancerous) brain tumour (in fact, brain tumours occur relatively rarely). According to various studies, acoustic neuroma is diagnosed in 20 out of every million population each year. Acoustic neuroma occurs more commonly in women than in men and often affects older adults (between 40 and 60 years). It is a relatively rare condition in children. The tumour arises from the sheath surrounding the eighth cranial nerve (the vestibulocochlear' nerve, the nerve that helps you to hear and maintain balance of posture). A person with any kind of tumour, who wants to know the prognosis (their chance of recovery or recurrence),. Understanding prognosis and what the future holds for an infect person, helps the patient and the family to handle the disease and live with it better. Here is how one can know his or her prognosis of acoustic neuroma.
Prognosis of acoustic neuroma
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