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Acoustic Neuroma

  • By: Khoi D. Than
  • In: Encyclopedia of Global Health
  • Edited by: Yawei Zhang
  • Subject:Public Health (general), Public Health Education & Health Promotion

Acoustic neuromas are benign brain tumors derived from Schwann cells (cells that myelinate nerve axons in the peripheral nervous system) that affect cranial nerve VIII, the vestibulocochlear (acoustic) nerve. Acoustic neuromas are known by several other ...

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