What is the benefit of partial removal of an acoustic neuroma?

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Some acoustic neuromas are too risky to remove completely. Partial removal involves leaving part of the tumor on a nerve to prevent nerve damage. If removal threatens to harm the facial or auditory nerve, for example, then partial removal is safer than total removal. Partial removal may also be recommended in patients who cannot hear in their non-affected ear. Patients who have partial removal may need treatment later.

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