If you, a family member or friend have been diagnosed with an acoustic, vestibular or trigeminal neuroma (schwannoma), our team of experts is here to provide help and guidance. At the Pacific Brain Tumor Center, we provide comprehensive care for patients with schwannomas, as well as patient education and psychosocial support.
A vestibular schwannoma (acoustic neuroma) is a benign (noncancerous) tumor arising from the 8th cranial nerve leading from the brainstem to the ear. A trigeminal schwannoma is a benign tumor arising from the 5th cranial nerve which provides facial sensation. The optimal treatment for the majority of symptomatic skull base schwannomas is surgical removal or focused radiation (radiosurgery). For schwannomas requiring surgery, most large vestibular schwannomas can be removed through a retromastoid keyhole approach (behind the ear), whole many if not most trigeminal schwannomas can be removed through an endonasal endoscopic approach (via the nose) or a keyhole craniotomy.
To learn more about acoustic, vestibular and trigeminal schwannoma treatment options, make an appointment by calling 310-582-7640. You can also complete this brief form that is emailed to our team members and someone will contact you within 24 hours.