Schwannomas/neurilemmomas are slow-growing, benign tumors that occur on the soft tissue of the nerves from the brain to the spinal cord. Common symptoms include hearing loss in one ear, and buzzing or ringing in the ear. Dizziness may also occur. It usually affects middle-aged women. The terms schwannomas and neurilemmomas are used interchangeably to describe this type of tumor.
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The AdventHealth Neuroscience Institute is a state-of-the art facility for adults and children affected by schwannomas. We specialize in minimally invasive treatments that use laser technology to remove tumors or reduce their size. Using endoscopes and 3-D brain mapping, our surgeons pinpoint tumors with immense accuracy, isolating them from normal, healthy tissue. This makes surgical removal safer and reduces the risk of long-term damage to the spinal cord and other areas of critical brain function.