Can acoustic neuromas be treated without surgery?

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Isaac Yang, MD
Neurosurgery
Researchers are developing minimally invasive, maximally effective therapies for acoustic neuromas that require no surgery. This is called radiosurgery or stereotactic radiotherapy. Incisions and anesthesia aren't required, so it's almost pain-free. It has essentially revolutionized acoustic neuroma therapy because acoustic neuromas respond well to radiosurgery. Radiosurgery has been shown in almost 80-90% of cases to control tumor growth. Radiosurgery is most effective for tumors that are less than 2.5 cm in size.

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