Untreated acoustic neuroma can be fatal. An acoustic neuroma is usually benign, but it can still be fatal if left untreated. This is because the tumor will keep growing. Once it runs out of space inside the small canal that links the inner ear to the brain, it begins to grow into the skull cavity. Read more
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VSs are not malignant, but they can grow quite large, to the point of damaging neighboring structures, and they can be fatal if they compress the brain stem. By compressing nerves in the internal auditory canal, the tumors can cause a number of serious symptoms including vestibular dysfunction, facial …