What Is an Acoustic Neuroma?

2018-12-17T10:06:46+00:00

Acoustic neuroma, the second most common tumor in the brain, is a benign tumor of the vestibular nerve. John Oghalai, MD, chair and professor of otolaryngology – head and neck surgery at the Keck School of Medicine of USC, explains.

Are Acoustic Neuromas Cancer?

2018-12-14T11:45:36+00:00

Acoustic neuromas, or vestibular schwannomas, are benign tumors made up of cells called Schwann cells. John Oghalai, MD, chair and professor of otolaryngology – head and neck surgery at the Keck School of Medicine of USC, discusses how acoustic neuromas grow.

How Fast Do Acoustic Neuromas Grow?

2018-12-14T11:36:33+00:00

From 1 mm per year to not at all, acoustic neuromas typically grow at a very slow rate. John Oghalai, MD, chair and professor of otolaryngology – head and neck surgery at the Keck School of Medicine of USC, explains.