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Re: How small is too small to remove?
« Reply #15 on: May 27, 2012, 08:31:53 am »

Where is your AN located?

Mine is deep in the IAC.  Even though it is still small, at 1.2 cm, I am having lots of symptoms.

My surgery is scheduled at House for July 3rd.  I'm hoping my tinnitus doesn't get worse, as it has become very LOUD in the last few weeks.  I can now hear it over road noise, with the radio on.  Whatever will be, will be, and I'm praying for the strength and courage to deal with it.

8/20/2010 - 9mm AN on left side 
Fullness, tinnitus, mild hearing loss
2/20/2011 - 8mm
4/20/2012 - 12.4 mm
Moderate to severe hearing loss, LOUD tinnitus, deteriorating balance
Facial numbness and twitching, which subsided pre-surgery
Translab at House, 7/3/2012, Slattery and Schwartz

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Re: How small is too small to remove?
« Reply #16 on: May 28, 2012, 01:29:47 am »
Hi Semperguumby

I, too has a small AN.    I was having. Total ear fullness, horrible headaches, eye twitching, and. Above all a  severe hearing lass in that ear.   I teach and it was really a problem.   I chose not to W&W.  And went for FSR in 26tx. 5 days a week for 5 weeks.    Not bad at all. Just the /MRI that freaks me out.  don't.  Need the MRI during The tx    Just before

The radiation oncologist said I could wake up one morning with no hearing at all in that ear be Cause the canal was so small.