Hi Regina, I had two consultations and they both advised to remove it. Perhaps it was how much it was pressing? I do not know. I do know that when I was shown the one slide, I did have quite a bit of brain stem compression. I have mainly loss of hearing (90% gone), balance issues and severe tinnitus and foggy brain. I occasionally, just recently, have pain along my cheek (trigeminal nerve) that comes and goes.