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What are complications of treatment for an acoustic neuroma?

The most common complication of treatment for acoustic neuroma is hearing loss. This happens most often in patients with large tumors. Patients may also experience dry eyes, ringing in the ears, headaches, balance trouble, and weakness in the face. Some patients experience swelling of the tumor for up to two years after radiation treatment. This is due to inflammation and usually improves on its own.

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