Acoustic Neuroma Removal:
What is it?

Acoustic Neuroma Removal:
How is it Used?


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Acoustic Neuroma Removal Side Effects and Warnings

Side Effects and Warnings

#Possible Complications

Side effects may be temporary or permanent. If you are planning to have this surgery, your doctor will review a list of possible complications, which may include:

  • Hearing loss
  • Excessive eye dryness
  • Difficulty with balance
  • Ringing in your ears ( Tinnitus )
  • Facial weakness and numbness on the side of the tumor
  • Headaches
  • Infection
  • Bleeding
  • Leakage of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF)

Some factors that may increase the risk of complications include:

  • Your age
  • Size of the tumor

#Call Your Doctor

After you leave the hospital, contact your doctor if you have:

  • Signs of infection, including fever, chills, and neck stiffness
  • Worsening headache
  • Redness, swelling, increasing pain, excessive bleeding, or any discharge from the incision site
  • Nausea and/or vomiting that you cannot control with the medicines you were given after surgery or that persists for more than two days after discharge from the hospital
  • Pain that you cannot control with the medicines you have been given
  • Cough, shortness of breath, or chest pain
  • Stiff neck
  • Runny nose

In case of an emergency, call 911.

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