Vestibular Schwannoma is a benign tumour arising from the eighth cranial nerve. Patients with the disease experience hearing loss and balance problems. In addition the disease affects the sensory and motor facial nerve.
Patients diagnosed with Vestibular Schwannoma have since 1973 been included in a database which now contains over 3000 patients. The database is thus a valuable source of information for researchers studying Vestibular Schwannoma.
The patients diagnosed with Vestibular Schwannoma who have smaller tumours are followed with annual MRI scans and hearing tests. Larger tumours are treated immediately by the neurosurgical department at the hospital.
Patients included in the database have been asked to fill out different questionnaires, including a newly developed questionnaire specifically designed for patients with Vestibular Schwannoma.
All information is gathered in the database and can be used for various research projects in the future.