Quality of Life in Patients with Acoustic Neuromas


About this study

Acoustic neuromas (also known as vestibular schwannomas) are benign slow growing tumors that arise from the vestibular portion of the eighth cranial nerve. Current treatment options include microsurgery, stereotactic radiosurgery and observation, using a “wait-and-scan” approach. The primary objective of this study is to compare long-term quality of life outcomes between treatments for sporadic acoustic neuromas.

Participation eligibility

Participant eligibility includes age, gender, type and stage of disease, and previous treatments or health concerns. Guidelines differ from study to study, and identify who can or cannot participate. There is no guarantee that every individual who qualifies and wants to participate in a trial will be enrolled. Contact the study team to discuss study eligibility and potential participation.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Adult (18 and older).
  • Diagnosed with acoustic neuroma tumors.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients under the age of 18 will be excluded.

Participating Mayo Clinic locations

Study statuses change often. Please contact the study team for the most up-to-date information regarding possible participation.

Mayo Clinic Location Status Contact

Rochester, Minn.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Matthew Carlson, M.D.

Open for enrollment

Contact information:

Nicole Tombers R.N.

(507) 538-1392


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