An acoustic neuroma is a rare, benign, usually slow-growing tumor that develops from the balance and hearing nerves supplying the inner ear.
Facial nerve weakness or paralysis needs immediate medical intervention! Our physicians have special training and expertise in diagnosing and managing facial nerve disorders. The goal is to initiate treatment as soon as possible to eliminate the source of the nerve damage and to insure the best outcome possible. If you or someone you know is experiencing a facial nerve weakness or paralysis, call the Midwest Ear Institute at once and inform the office staff of your symptoms.
For an illustrated look at skull base surgery and neurotology, Stanford Medicine offers a comprehensive guide, courtesy of Dr. Robert Jackler.