A vestibular schwannoma is a tumor that grows on the 8th cranial nerve. This nerve runs from the brainstem to the ear. It plays a role in hearing and balance. It is not cancer, but it can cause problems with hearing and put pressure on the brainstem.
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Last Updated: 7/16/2021
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