I hope you have done an MRI, Can you tell me details of MRI Report?
Yes, the first neurologist/oto drs. who saw me both ordered an MRI with contrast when I described my symptoms. The MRI clearly showed the tumor with cystic material around it. The second specialist I saw in the city specializes in these type of tumors.
Thanks for all the information.
I can understand your situtation,
Considering your age surgery is the option for you.
Conservative treatment is often recommended in patients with small tumor and patients who are above 70.
In such patients regular checkup are required.
I know you are afraid of outcome of surgery but surgery is the better option for you.
One option is you can go for radiation therapy first of no effect then you can go for surgery.
But if your surgeon feels surgery is option for you should go with this.
These are slow growing tumor. If it grow more it can compress brain and other nerves also.
My specific question is why won't my hearing return?
There is possibilty of damage of nerve during surgery which can prevent return of hearing.
One more Question, Dr. AM. Tests show that my hearing is practically gone on the affected side. According to this doctor, no matter what they do, it will not return. Is the nerve strangled or dead that removing or shrinking the tumor won't matter.
Tumor occur in the nerve itself.
There is no normal conduction left your tests are showing.
This is the reason chances are minimal / nil for hearing to return to normal.