Feb 27, 2006 - 4:01 am
i was recently diagnosed with an acoustic neuroma, I have no hearing loss or tinittus, no facial paralysis, only slight vertigo. my tumor is 1.8 cm long, so not large yet, but it's touching the brain stem already. What are the risks connected with the tumor touching the brain stem? Does anyone know what the chances are of it being malignant? i've been told they're usually benign, but statistics wise i have no idea how to interpret that, lol. Does anyone know if they're a rare tumor? If anyone has some information i would be very appreciative, I feel somewhat in the dark about it.