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Brain tumor - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic

Aug 6th, 2021 - Overview Brain tumor Open pop-up dialog box Close Brain tumor Brain tumor A brain tumor can form in the brain cells (as shown), or it can begin elsewhere and spread to the brain. As the tumor grows, it creates pressure on and changes the function of surrounding brain tissue, which causes signs and symptoms such as headaches, nausea and balance problems. A brain tumor is a mass or growth of abno...

Acoustic neuroma - Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic

Jul 2nd, 2021 - Diagnosis Acoustic neuroma ear exam at Mayo Clinic A thorough physical exam, including an ear exam, is often the first step in acoustic neuroma diagnosis and treatment. Note: Items within this content were created prior to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic and do not demonstrate proper pandemic protocols. Please follow all recommended Centers for Disease Control and Prevention gu...

Acoustic neuroma - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic

Jul 2nd, 2021 - Overview Acoustic neuroma (vestibular schwannoma) Open pop-up dialog box Close Acoustic neuroma (vestibular schwannoma) Acoustic neuroma (vestibular schwannoma) An acoustic neuroma (vestibular schwannoma) is a benign tumor that develops on the balance (vestibular) and hearing, or auditory (cochlear) nerves leading from your inner ear to the brain, as shown in the top image. The pressure on the ...

Acoustic neuroma - Care at Mayo Clinic - Mayo Clinic

Jul 2nd, 2021 - Acoustic neuroma care at Mayo Clinic Multidisciplinary acoustic neuroma exam at Mayo Clinic Each year, Mayo Clinic's multidisciplinary team of acoustic neuroma specialists cares for over 1,000 people with acoustic neuromas. Note: Items within this content were created prior to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic and do not demonstrate proper pandemic protocols. Please follow all re...

Morton's neuroma - Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic

Jun 26th, 2021 - Diagnosis During the exam, your doctor will press on your foot to feel for a mass or tender spot. There may also be a feeling of "clicking" between the bones of your foot. Imaging tests Some imaging tests are more useful than others in the diagnosis of Morton's neuroma: X-rays. Your doctor is likely to order X-rays of your foot to rule out other causes of your pain — such as a stress fracture. ...

Morton's neuroma - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic

Jun 26th, 2021 - Overview Morton's neuroma Open pop-up dialog box Close Morton's neuroma Morton's neuroma Morton's neuroma involves a thickening of the tissue around one of the nerves leading to your toes. This can cause a sharp, burning pain in the ball of your foot. You may have stinging, burning or numbness in the affected toes. Morton's neuroma is a painful condition that affects the ball of your foot, most...

Morton's neuroma - Care at Mayo Clinic - Mayo Clinic

Jun 26th, 2021 - Morton's neuroma care at Mayo Clinic Mayo Clinic's foot and ankle specialists usually recommend conservative treatments first, turning to surgery only if more-conservative treatments aren't helpful. Integrated teams include doctors and other professionals dedicated to creating an individual treatment plan that takes all your needs into account. Expertise and rankings Morton's neuroma is a commo...

Residual limb pain - Overview - Mayo Clinic

Jun 11th, 2021 - Residual limb pain Residual limb pain, sometimes called stump pain, is a type of pain felt in the part of a limb that remains after an amputation. It occurs in about half of people who have had an amputation. It may occur soon after the surgery, often within the first week, but may also last beyond healing. Residual limb pain usually isn't severe, but it may feel: Pressing Throbbing Burning Squ...

Acoustic Neuroma (Vestibular Schwannoma): Causes, Treatm

Mar 15th, 2021 - Overview What is an acoustic neuroma? An acoustic neuroma, also called a vestibular schwannoma, is a non-cancerous tumor that occurs around your balance and hearing nerves that connect your inner ear with your brain. The term schwannoma means the tumor developed from Schwann cells. These cells surround nerves in the peripheral nervous system (nerves outside the brain and spinal cord) and normal...

Tinnitus - Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic

Feb 4th, 2021 - Diagnosis Your doctor will typically diagnose you with tinnitus based on your symptoms alone. But in order to treat your symptoms, your doctor will also try to identify whether your tinnitus is caused by another, underlying condition. Sometimes a cause can't be found. To help identify the cause of your tinnitus, your doctor will likely ask you about your medical history and examine your ears, h...

Benign peripheral nerve tumor - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic

Nov 19th, 2020 - Overview Your peripheral nerves link your brain and spinal cord to other parts of your body. These nerves control your muscles so that you can walk, blink, swallow, pick things up and do other activities. Several types of nerve tumors occur. Though their cause is usually unknown, some are hereditary. Most tumors aren't cancerous (malignant), but they can lead to nerve damage and loss of muscle ...

Morton’s Neuroma: Causes, Symptoms, Dia

Nov 4th, 2020 - Overview What is Morton’s neuroma? Morton’s neuroma affects your forefoot or ball of your foot, between the metatarsal bones and toes. It’s also called intermetatarsal neuroma. When you have Morton’s neuroma, the nerve between the bones of your toes may become swollen and inflamed. You usually feel it on the bottom of your foot, between your toes. The neuroma can feel painful and make it hard t...

Peripheral nerve tumors - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic

Jul 15th, 2020 - Overview Schwannoma in the leg Open pop-up dialog box Close Schwannoma in the leg Schwannoma in the leg Benign tumors can occur in nerves, muscle and bone. This illustration shows a schwannoma of the tibial nerve in the leg. Dumbbell tumor Open pop-up dialog box Close Dumbbell tumor Dumbbell tumor A more complex nerve sheath tumor may assume the shape of a dumbbell. This type of tumor occurs in...

Peripheral nerve tumors - Care at Mayo Clinic - Mayo Clinic

Jul 15th, 2020 - Peripheral nerve tumors care at Mayo Clinic Peripheral nerve tumor consultation at Mayo Clinic Mayo Clinic doctors are trusted and respected for their expertise in diagnosing and treating every type of peripheral nerve tumor, from routine to complex. These experts provide comprehensive care for adults and children with peripheral nerve tumors. Team approach People who come to Mayo Clinic for a ...

Brain Cancer & Brain Tumor: Symptoms, C

Feb 20th, 2020 - Overview What is a brain tumor? A brain tumor is an abnormal growth or mass of cells in or around the brain. It is also called a central nervous system tumor. Brain tumors can be malignant (cancerous) or benign (not cancerous). Some tumors grow quickly; others are slow-growing. Only about one-third of brain tumors are cancerous. But whether they are cancerous or not, brain tumors can impair bra...

Schwannomas: Symptoms, Causes, Treatments

Jul 5th, 2018 - Overview What is a schwannoma? A schwannoma is a tumor that develops from the Schwann cells in the peripheral nervous system or cranial nerves. Schwann cells assist conduction of nerve impulses. This type of tumor is usually benign. Schwannomas are sometimes called neurilemomas, neurolemomas, or neuromas. If a schwannoma is malignant (cancer), it may be referred to as a soft tissue sarcoma. Whe...

What Causes Dizziness, Vertigo & More

May 5th, 2015 - What is dizziness? Dizziness is defined as feelings of unsteadiness, wooziness, and lightheadedness; and sensations of moving, spinning, floating, swaying, tilting, or whirling (sensations known as vertigo). These sensations occur even when standing still or lying down. More than 4 out of 10 people experience an episode of dizziness significant enough to send them to a doctor. Dizziness changes...

Acoustic Neuroma

- An acoustic neuroma is a benign tumor that develops on the nerve that connects the ear to the brain. The tumor usually grows slowly. As it grows, it presses against the hearing and balance nerves. At first, you may have no symptoms or mild symptoms. They can include Loss of hearing on one side Ringing in ears Dizziness and balance problems The tumor can also eventually cause numbness or paralys...

Acoustic Neuroma: Common Symptoms of Benign Brain Tumor

Acoustic neuromas, benign brain tumors that affect balance, can cause many different symptoms. Here are the most common.

Acoustic Neuroma: 4 Treatment Scenarios

Acoustic neuromas, rare benign brain tumors, don’t always require treatment. But in these four scenarios, a Johns Hopkins neurosurgeon recommends it.