How are acoustic neuromas treated?

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Small tumors that cause few to no symptoms may be left untreated. Instead, they may be monitored by regular hearing tests and scans. Some tumors can be treated by radiosurgery, which uses radiation to prevent a tumor from growing. This option works well on tumors that can't be removed because of the risk of damage to other nerves or brain tissue. Other tumors may be partially or fully removed through surgery.

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