Are some acoustic neuromas more serious than others?

Isaac Yang, MD
Acoustic neuromas are typically very slow-growing, benign tumors. The tumors that are of concern are cystic acoustic neuromas. If you have an acoustic neuroma that has a cyst-like component, where part of it looks like it's full of fluid, then it would be of concern for fast growth and also may be a less ideal candidate for radiation.

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