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  • tend
  • Acoustic neuromas tend to affect adults aged 30 to 60 and usually have no obvious cause, although a small number of cases are the result of a genetic condition called neurofibromatosis type 2 (NF2) . (www.nhs.uk)
  • cause
  • Large acoustic neuromas can be serious because they can sometimes cause a life-threatening build-up of fluid in the brain (hydrocephalus) . (www.nhs.uk)
  • If your doctor thinks there could be a genetic cause for your acoustic neuroma, you may be invited to take part in the 100,000 Genomes Project. (www.nhs.uk)
  • If an acoustic neuroma is not diagnosed or treated it can grow large enough to press on important structures in the brainstem and cause major life threatening problems. (harvard.edu)
  • removal
  • The translabyrinthine approach was developed by William F. House, M.D., founder of the House Ear Institute , who began doing dissections in the laboratory with the aid of magnification and subsequently developed the first middle cranial fossa and then the translabyrinthine approach for the removal of acoustic neuroma. (wikipedia.org)
  • rare
  • The only statistically significant risk factor for developing an acoustic neuroma is having a rare genetic condition called neurofibromatosis type 2 (NF2). (wikipedia.org)
  • brain
  • He is a professor of neurosurgery and otolaryngology at the Hoftstra Northwell School of Medicine, and director of the Brain Tumor Center, Pituitary/Neuroendocrine Center, and the Acoustic Neuroma Program at the New York Head and Neck Institute at Lenox Hill Hospital and Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital (New York City). (wikipedia.org)