acoustic neuroma

noun

Medical Definition of acoustic neuroma

: a nonmalignant usually slow-growing tumor involving the Schwann cells of a vestibular nerve that may cause deafness, tinnitus, and disturbance of the sense of balance and may be life threatening if not treated

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“Acoustic neuroma.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/acoustic%20neuroma. Accessed 25 Jun. 2021.

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