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BANF acoustic neurinoma

Overview

BANF acoustic neurinoma is a type of tumor that affects hearing and is associated with a condition called BANF (bilateral acoustic neurofibromatosis). The tumor is benign an occurs in the cells that form the myelin sheath of the vestibulocochlear nerve. The symptoms vary depending on the size and exact location of the nerve. The tumor may become large enough to compress against various cranial nerves or even the brainstem.

Symptoms - BANF acoustic neurinoma

The list of signs and symptoms mentioned in various sources for BANF acoustic neurinoma includes the 16 symptoms listed below:

  • Sensorineural hearing impairment
  • Impaired sense of balance
  • Altered gait
  • Vertigo
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Pressure in ear
  • Tinnitus
  • Facial weakness
  • Loss of sensation in face
  • Loss of sense of taste
  • Altered gag reflexes
  • Swallowing problems
  • Increased intracranial pressure
  • Headache
  • Altered consciousness

Causes - BANF acoustic neurinoma

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Prevention - BANF acoustic neurinoma

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Diagnosis - BANF acoustic neurinoma

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Prognosis - BANF acoustic neurinoma

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Treatment - BANF acoustic neurinoma

The treatments mentioned in various sources for BANF acoustic neurinoma includes surgery and radiotherapy.

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