acoustic neuroma


noun

a benign brain tumour of the vestibulocochlear nerve, one of the nerves connecting the ear to the brain, which can cause hearing and balance problems

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Medical definitions for acoustic neuroma

acoustic neuroma

n.

A nonmalignant but life-threatening tumor of the vestibular nerve, originating from Schwann cells, that can cause tinnitus, hearing loss, and disturbance of balance.
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