Author Topic: Facial Neuroma and Radiation  (Read 1463 times)


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Facial Neuroma and Radiation
« on: August 10, 2010, 11:12:37 am »
Hi.  I have a facial neuroma and my doctor is recommending gamma knife radiation for what is left of the tumor after I had translab surgery in May.  From what I've read on this board, it doesn't seem the wise thing to do as it seems like radiation of the facial nerve would lead to facial paralysis.  I'm trying to find out if anyone else who has/had a facial neuroma has had any kind of radiation and if so, what kind of radiation and what was the outcome.  Thank you for any information you can provide!  --Carol Ann
Original 1.75cm left-side AN diagnosed Feb 2010
Translab surgery May 27, 2010 with Drs. Kartush and Pieper of MEI
SSD on left side, some facial weakness, tear duct doesn't work
Found I actually had a facial neuroma during translab
Remaining 6mm facial neuroma - watch and wait