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Re: 0745 AM CST
« Reply #15 on: March 25, 2012, 01:10:38 pm »
Welcome home. I think there are a few members on this board who had facial neuroma. Sorry about the headaches. Hopefully they go away & you recover nicely.

14mm dx 9/07. CK done Seattle  1 year MRI showed some shrinkage. 4 year MRI 2mm growth nothing conclusive. Trigminal nerve involvment Retrosigmoid Friedmand/Schwartz HEI March 7,2012

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Re: 0745 AM CST
« Reply #16 on: March 28, 2012, 12:59:14 pm »
Thank goodness you did not have translab! Hope your recovery goes well. It is typically slow with an AN, and I imagine it is slow with a facial neuroma. Glad you are home.



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Re: 0745 AM CST
« Reply #17 on: April 08, 2012, 09:50:21 pm »
Just read your journey. Nope you are continuing with a great recovery! 
1.6 cm AN Translab with Dr.'s Friedman and Shwartz with HEI on 1-25-2012.  I am doing great!  Surgery saved my life :).   Be brave, have a great attitude, and hire the best surgical team!!!!

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Re: 0745 AM CST
« Reply #18 on: April 09, 2012, 01:25:32 pm »
Jeremy ~

Facial nerve schwannomas are quite rare - less than 2% of all schwannomas.  You seem to have been fortunate with your successful outcome to the surgery.  I would consider asking about radiation treatment to destroy the remaining tumor before it has a chance to grow.  However, that is a medical decision best made in conjunction with your doctors

4.5 cm AN diagnosed 5/06.  Retrosigmoid surgery 6/06.  Follow-up FSR completed 10/06.  Tumor shrinkage & necrosis noted on last MRI.  Life is good. 

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