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About Vestibular Schwannoma

A type of benign tumor, a vestibular schwannoma develops from the nerves associated with balance and hearing that supply the inner ear. It occurs as a result of overproduction of Schwann cells -- the cells that normally wrap around nerve fibers like the skin of an onion to help support and insulate the nerves. The condition can affect one or both ears and is usually characterized by symptoms such as:
 
  • Ringing in the ears
  • Loss of balance
  • Headaches.
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Other names for a vestibular schwannoma include:
 
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About Vestibular Schwannoma

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