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The Acoustic Neuroma (AN) Clinical Care Pathway is intended to provide detailed guidance for each stage in the management of a patient with an AN over a given period (such as treatments, interventions) including progress and outcomes. The Pathway will be updated through a process of systematic evaluations. "It should be considered a tool or a roadmap for those newly diagnosed with Vestibular Schwannoma otherwise known as an acoustic neuroma to help navigate one’s care and treatment course" says Dr. Gelerah Zadeh, Neurosurgeon at Toronto Western Hospital part of the University Health Network in Toronto. An additional feature is that our Medical Advisory Board can facilitate Multidisciplinary Team (MDT) reviews for ANAC members...

Normal Anatomy

Normal Anatomy

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Questions to Ask the Neurosurgeon  It is important that you feel comfortable with the surgeon and information shared with you. To assist in your decision-making, some sample questions you may ask him or her include the following...

Questions to Ask the Physician Specializing in Radiosurgery  It is important that you feel comfortable with the specialist and the information shared with you. When making a decision about having radiation treatment for your acoustic neuroma, you may want to ask some of the following questions...

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Glossary of Acoustic Neuroma Related Words  Words and terms with descriptions used in literature, or by healthcare specialists, about acoustic neuroma...

Facial Neuromuscular Retraining for Facial Paralysis  Facial weakness or paralysis can occur after surgery to remove a vestibular schwannoma (acoustic neuroma). Fortunately, with improved surgical techniques, improved diagnostics, and facial nerve monitoring, it is much less common... 

Specialized Facial Therapists  A list of Canadian registered physiotherapists using advanced techniques for facial neuromuscular retraining and whose practice is focused on physiotherapy treatments related to facial nerve damage... 

Balance Retraining Exercises  The main complaint postoperatively is fatigue. Others experience symptoms such as dizziness, light-headedness, unsteadiness and/or disequilibrium. It is important to realize that balance improves slowly over time...

How Can Vestibular Rehabilitation Help Me? Vestibular Rehabilitation is an exercise-based approach for treating people with dizziness and balance disorders that originated in the 1940’s. Since then there have been many advances in the assessment and treatment approaches for inner ear disorders...

 

Research

Severity and Treatment of Tinnitus  There is a high prevalence of tinnitus in individuals with acoustic neuromas which has been corroborated by the results of a British Acoustic Neuroma Association. In 2014, a study surveying 143 participants was conducted by University of California, San Francisco to address two questions...

Tinnitus Research Update - Oct 2015  Researchers at Georgetown University Medical Center (GUMC) in Washington, D.C., and the Technische Universität München (TUM), Germany, have announced that they have uncovered the brain malady responsible for tinnitus and chronic pain... 

UHN Research Team Genomic Landscape of Schwannoma Tumours  Researchers from the University Health Network (UHN); Toronto Western Neurosurgery Division and MacFeeters Hamilton Neuro-oncology Program at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre have described the genomic (genetic material) landscape of schwannomas in a paper published online today in Nature Genetics...  

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