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GattoMarte

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Re: Wife just diagnosed with 5x10x5mm AN yesterday
« Reply #30 on: December 26, 2019, 01:04:55 pm »
***UPDATE - December 26, 2019***

AS of November, 2019, my wife's hearing seemed to be a little bit worse. So, we scheduled the next MRI.

MRI results from early December, 2019 showed the AN did increase some from 11mm x 6mm a year ago to a current size of 11mm x 8mm; this information is from our local medical center ENT doctor. We have and appointment with one of the AN Specialists at Keck/USC Los Angeles in February to get a second opinion and will update this thread at that time.

Hope you all are well and finding good answers and results  :) :) :) :)
December 1, 2015: Partial hearing loss in left ear
July 14, 2016: 5mm x 10mm x 5mm AN per MRI in left ear

wyhaines

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Re: Wife just diagnosed with 5x10x5mm AN yesterday
« Reply #31 on: December 27, 2019, 10:52:51 am »
Good luck with everything!

GattoMarte

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Re: Wife just diagnosed with 5x10x5mm AN yesterday
« Reply #32 on: December 27, 2019, 06:46:43 pm »
Thank You!!!!
December 1, 2015: Partial hearing loss in left ear
July 14, 2016: 5mm x 10mm x 5mm AN per MRI in left ear

GattoMarte

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Re: Wife just diagnosed with 5x10x5mm AN yesterday
« Reply #33 on: February 24, 2020, 10:22:57 am »
****UPDATE**** February 24, 2020****

We saw our specialist at Keck USC last Friday, February 21, 2020. Still no dizziness. Slight loss of hearing. Slight growth of tumor of 1mm in two of three dimensions. Overall, no significant changes. Will continue to have one MRI done per year and review MRI results with specialist. Will call doctor immediately if any significant changes occur.

Good Luck to all of us!!!!!!!!
December 1, 2015: Partial hearing loss in left ear
July 14, 2016: 5mm x 10mm x 5mm AN per MRI in left ear

GattoMarte

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Re: Wife just diagnosed with 5x10x5mm AN yesterday
« Reply #34 on: December 25, 2020, 09:38:28 pm »
***UPDATE - December 26, 2020***

Greetings and Merry Christmas. Here is my wife's latest update as of today, December 25, 2020:
From the Final Radiology Report, the lesion is now 12 x 6mm which "appears stable". Everything is "unremarkable".

From our videoconference with our otolaryngologist: since she is not having any dizziness, severe degradation of hearing nor any other symptoms we are going to continue our once a year MRI with follow up meetings with him.

We will be seeing our USC Keck Medicine MD, PhD, board certified neurotologist specialist in February to go over the MRI images.

That's all for now. Hope this dreadful year is gone for another century or so. I will post results of our February meeting at that time.

Best Wishes and prayers to all of you good people.
December 1, 2015: Partial hearing loss in left ear
July 14, 2016: 5mm x 10mm x 5mm AN per MRI in left ear

GattoMarte

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Re: Wife just diagnosed with 5x10x5mm AN yesterday
« Reply #35 on: February 11, 2021, 10:14:14 am »
****UPDATE**** February 11, 2021

Talked with our AN Specialist at Keck USC, Los Angeles, yesterday. She went over the Image CD and advised us that my wife's AN is still stable (this is the fifth year we have been dealing with this). Growth in all three dimensions is minimal, she does not have any balance issues nor major loss of hearing. She does get some occasional noise in her AN ear but it is intermittent and not too invasive. So, we are going to continue our routine and work and pray for continued good health.

Good Luck and Prayers to all you Good People!!!!
December 1, 2015: Partial hearing loss in left ear
July 14, 2016: 5mm x 10mm x 5mm AN per MRI in left ear

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Re: Wife just diagnosed with 5x10x5mm AN yesterday
« Reply #36 on: February 11, 2021, 05:43:58 pm »
That is awesome!! Glad to know that your wife is doing well! Thanks for the updates.  :)

judyette

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Re: Wife just diagnosed with 5x10x5mm AN yesterday
« Reply #37 on: February 12, 2021, 10:25:58 am »
This is encouraging.  Thank you for posting :)

GattoMarte

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Re: Wife just diagnosed with 5x10x5mm AN yesterday
« Reply #38 on: February 15, 2021, 05:09:53 pm »
That is awesome!! Glad to know that your wife is doing well! Thanks for the updates.  :)

Thank You as well!!!!
December 1, 2015: Partial hearing loss in left ear
July 14, 2016: 5mm x 10mm x 5mm AN per MRI in left ear

GattoMarte

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Re: Wife just diagnosed with 5x10x5mm AN yesterday
« Reply #39 on: February 15, 2021, 05:10:31 pm »
This is encouraging.  Thank you for posting :)

Thank You too :-)
December 1, 2015: Partial hearing loss in left ear
July 14, 2016: 5mm x 10mm x 5mm AN per MRI in left ear

GattoMarte

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Re: Wife just diagnosed with 5x10x5mm AN yesterday
« Reply #40 on: February 02, 2022, 09:58:44 am »
****UPDATE****February 2, 2022****

Greetings everyone. My wife's seventh MRI was done in December, 2021 and showed no growth. Our office appointment with our Keck USC doctor showed her hearing has remained stable with no further loss. The doctor recommended having the MRI done every two years unless symptoms appear.

So, that's the latest. Hope all you good people are doing OK.
December 1, 2015: Partial hearing loss in left ear
July 14, 2016: 5mm x 10mm x 5mm AN per MRI in left ear

donjehle

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Re: Wife just diagnosed with 5x10x5mm AN yesterday
« Reply #41 on: February 02, 2022, 05:57:56 pm »
Thank you for your continual updates.  They are very informative.

Best wishes for you and your wife in the future!
Don
Burning Tongue, Loss of Hearing & Balance, and Tinnitus led to MRI. Very small AN found on 11/23/2021
While watching and waiting, lost significant hearing. WRS now at 12% (down from 100%). Was fitted with CROS system on 3/7/22.  Stable MRI on 7/29/22
No treatment yet.

GattoMarte

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Re: Wife just diagnosed with 5x10x5mm AN yesterday
« Reply #42 on: February 03, 2022, 10:01:18 am »
Thank you for your continual updates.  They are very informative.

Best wishes for you and your wife in the future!
Don

Thank You Don!
December 1, 2015: Partial hearing loss in left ear
July 14, 2016: 5mm x 10mm x 5mm AN per MRI in left ear

GattoMarte

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Re: Wife just diagnosed with 5x10x5mm AN yesterday, July 14, 2016
« Reply #43 on: December 27, 2022, 10:07:03 am »
****UPDATE**** December 27, 2022

Since my wife has not had any issues relating to the acoustic neuroma this year we decided to skip the annual MRI this year (2022). So, the plan for next year is to continue to watch and wait. If anything unusual occurs we will contact our doctor and, if necessary, schedule an MRI. Good Luck to all you good people.
December 1, 2015: Partial hearing loss in left ear
July 14, 2016: 5mm x 10mm x 5mm AN per MRI in left ear

donjehle

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Re: Wife just diagnosed with 5x10x5mm AN yesterday, July 14, 2016
« Reply #44 on: December 27, 2022, 07:18:09 pm »
That really is great news!  Thank you for encouraging the rest of us with it!
Burning Tongue, Loss of Hearing & Balance, and Tinnitus led to MRI. Very small AN found on 11/23/2021
While watching and waiting, lost significant hearing. WRS now at 12% (down from 100%). Was fitted with CROS system on 3/7/22.  Stable MRI on 7/29/22
No treatment yet.

 


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