A non-cancerous form of tumor, Acoustic Neuroma occurs when nerves connecting your inner ear to the brain are affected. We all have our healthy nerves that are covered by many layers of cells known as Schwann cells that usually functions like a plastic or rubber coating on electric wires. They provide support for nerve impulses but when they start multiplying in number, it may lead to Acoustic Neuroma. Owing to this cause, it is also known as vestibular schwannomas or neurilemmoma. It has the disease to grow slowly over years and does not directly invade the brain. However, it has the tendency to push on as it is in the growing stage. As a result, it can press the cranial nerves that control sensation and facial expression. Tumor with a big size has the potential to press on cerebellum or brain stem and in many cases; it turns out to be deadly.
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