Search found 21 matches

by Subri
Thu Mar 08, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: Surgeons in the UK
Topic: Surgeons near Bristol
Replies: 2
Views: 2370

Re: Surgeons near Bristol

Hello, As I am based in the USA I do not have a specific name of a skull-based surgeon or neurologist. However, I think it is important for you to be willing to travel to a hospital where this surgery is routinely performed. I do understand that your NHS insurance must be willing to allow you to tra...
by Subri
Tue Aug 29, 2017 10:55 am
Forum: Gamma knife for large, cystic acoustic neuroma
Topic: Gamma knife for large, cystic acoustic neuroma?
Replies: 0
Views: 2408

Gamma knife for large, cystic acoustic neuroma?

We have received the following question and wonder if any other readers have come across answers: I was hoping you could help me. I have been diagnosed with a large (3.6x2.2x2.3) AN which is cystic in presentation. I am currently in consultation for treatment options but radiosurgery/fractionated ra...
by Subri
Mon Jul 17, 2017 3:55 pm
Forum: Surgeons in Switzerland
Topic: Where to go for surgery?
Replies: 5
Views: 5183

Re: Where to go for surgery?

Hello Karinterwey, This is Suebri your forum moderator. I am in USA and was treated at a large center in Los Angeles called "The House Ear Institute" over 15 years ago. I underwent surgery for my tumor which left me deaf in my left ear. Often, the physicians will want the patient to choose what moda...
by Subri
Sat Jul 15, 2017 3:40 pm
Forum: Tinnitus and hearing aid
Topic: post stereotactic rad therapy
Replies: 1
Views: 2944

Re: post stereotactic rad therapy

Hello Steve, I do not as yet have other members who have received Stereotactic Radiation Therapy so apologize that I can only speak from my perspective of having gone through traditional surgery. Tinnitus and dizziness were also a side effect of my surgery which was done 16 years ago. The dizziness ...
by Subri
Fri May 12, 2017 4:17 pm
Forum: Discomfort after surgery
Topic: Blood pressure increase after AN surgery
Replies: 1
Views: 2975

Re: Blood pressure increase after AN surgery

I am so very sorry to read about this complication. I have to say that I am unaware of the frequency of high blood pressure after acoustic neuroma surgery but can tell you that high blood pressure happened to me. My case wasn't so severe. My high blood pressure has required that I take medicine sinc...
by Subri
Sun Sep 25, 2016 12:48 pm
Forum: Important informations
Topic: Visitors
Replies: 0
Views: 3808

Visitors

Please feel free to post questions! We are online at least once a day and will return to you!
by Subri
Thu Sep 08, 2016 8:50 am
Forum: What is your 8th cranial nerve?
Topic: What is your 8th cranial nerve?
Replies: 0
Views: 3072

What is your 8th cranial nerve?

Structure[edit] The vestibulocochlear nerve consists mostly of bipolar neurons and splits into two large divisions: the cochlear nerve and the vestibular nerve. The cochlear nerve travels away from the cochlea of the inner ear where it starts as the spiral ganglia. Processes from the organ of Corti ...
by Subri
Tue Sep 06, 2016 9:07 am
Forum: Surgeons in Switzerland
Topic: Surgeons in Switzerland
Replies: 1
Views: 1262

Re: Two doctors

Dear amadeusmalick, First of all, thank you for your post. It is normal, that you want to find the best surgeon and way for you to be sure, that you did decide for the right one. Because we are an independent organisation with the priority to give the people the possibility in the forum to help each...
by Subri
Fri Sep 02, 2016 5:00 pm
Forum: Surgical approaches for acoustic neuroma
Topic: Surgical approaches for acoustic neuroma
Replies: 0
Views: 2508

Surgical approaches for acoustic neuroma

There will be many new to this topic. There are 3 standard approaches. Translabyrinthine Approach The translabyrinthine approach involves an incision that is made behind the ear. The mastoid bone and the balance canal structures of the inner ear are removed in order to expose the tumor. This approac...
by Subri
Wed Aug 31, 2016 8:31 am
Forum: Surgery vs radiation: thoughts please
Topic: Surgery vs radiation: thoughts please
Replies: 0
Views: 2584

Surgery vs radiation: thoughts please

There seems to be new information daily regarding surgery vs radiation for different sizes of AN and growth rates. Also, the age of the patient may matter. I am interested in the thoughts of our readers and their experiences.