Latest Schwannoma Stories

2014-01-24 13:36:19

Findings described in the February issue of the journal Otology and Neurotology Researchers from Massachusetts Eye and Ear, Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Massachusetts General Hospital have demonstrated, for the first time, that aspirin intake correlates with halted growth of vestibular schwannomas (also known as acoustic neuromas), a sometimes lethal intracranial tumor that typically causes hearing loss and tinnitus. Motivated by experiments in the...

2011-03-19 00:00:29

Ten States Down, Derek Brown Prepares for the Publix Georgia Marathon in March Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) March 17, 2011 Derek Brown is set to win again as he takes on the Publix Georgia Marathon, his 13th marathon so far on behalf of his 19 year-old brother, Austin who lives with Neurofibromatosis (NF). Austin, who was diagnosed at age three is Derek's motivation to continue competing until he has finished a marathon in all 50 states. So far, he has completed thirteen marathons in eleven states....

2009-07-08 16:57:54

Treatment with the angiogenesis inhibitor bevacizumab improved hearing and alleviated other symptoms in patients with neurofibromatosis type 2 (NF2). In a paper to appear in the July 23 New England Journal of Medicine, which is receiving early online release, researchers from Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) report that bevacizumab treatment successfully shrank characteristic tumors in a small group of NF2 patients, the first reported successful NF2 treatment not involving surgery or...

2008-09-14 03:00:11

By Santiago, Camilo Lucha, Paul A ABSTRACT Retrorectal tumors are rare and frequently present either incidentally or with vague symptoms. Schwannomas of the presacral region are one variant described as benign tumors of neurogenic origin. The "ancient degenerative variant" is uncommonly reported. We present the case of a 37-year-old man presenting with symptoms of left renal colic, impotence, and left trochanteric pain. Computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging of the pelvis showed...

2007-06-04 15:00:42

ATLANTA, June 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Acoustic Neuroma Association (ANA) has launched a new medical website listing (http://www.anausa.org/) for newly diagnosed and current acoustic neuroma patients, it was announced today by Executive Director Judy Vitucci. ANA is a non-profit organization with the mission to inform, educate and provide national and local support networks for those affected by acoustic neuromas, and to be an essential resource for health care professionals who treat the...

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