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Acoustic neuroma: clinical review

Acoustic neuroma: clinical review


Clinical Review

Time to Complete

1.5 hours


November 29, 2012


November 16, 2016

Programme Description

This article by Mr Samuel Leong covers the diagnosis and management of acoustic neuroma. Key learning points for healthcare professionals include possible risk factors, common presenting symptoms such as asymmetrical sensorineural hearing loss, and clinical outcomes.

Educational Objectives

After reading this activity, healthcare professionals should be better able to:
  • Understand the ways in which acoustic neuroma may present
  • Discuss with patients risk factors for development of acoustic neuroma
  • Recognise symptoms that may indicate the presence of a acoustic neuroma
  • Explain to patients the investigations they will have to undergo if you suspect them of having an acoustic neuroma
  • Describe the treatment options for patients with acoustic neuroma
  • Appreciate the prognosis of acoustic neuroma and communicate this to patients
  • Faculty

    Activity author
    Mr Samuel Leong
    Consultant ENT surgeon and rhinologist
    University Hospital Aintree
    United Kingdom

    Test author
    Dr Elizabeth Cottrell
    Academic Clinical Fellow in General Practice Specialty Training
    NHS North Staffordshire and Keele University
    United Kingdom


    This is a learning activity provided by MIMS Learning, featuring learning material and a test. Completing the test enables you to claim 2.5 learning credits (2.5 hours learning). This credit award is recommended by MIMS Learning based on completing the activity and reflecting on what you have learned. If you spend less time on the activity we recommend claiming fewer credits.

    Please proceed with the activity until you have successfully answered all the test questions and completed your evaluation. You will then receive your MIMS Learning CPD certificate, which will be added to your CPD organiser for access at any time. This activity is offered at no cost.


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