Overview

NCI Definition: A type of benign brain tumor that begins in the Schwann cells, which produce the myelin that protects the acoustic nerve - the nerve of hearing. [1]

Disease Details

Synonyms
Neurilemoma, Acoustic, Acoustic Neurilemmoma, Vestibular Neurilemmoma, Neuroma, Acoustic, Acoustic Neuroma, Vestibular Schwannoma
Parent(s)
Schwannoma

References

1. National Cancer Institute. NCI Thesaurus Version 18.11d. https://ncit.nci.nih.gov/ncitbrowser/ [2018-08-28]. [2018-09-21].

2. The AACR Project GENIE Consortium. AACR Project GENIE: powering precision medicine through an international consortium. Cancer Discovery. 2017;7(8):818-831. Dataset Version 8. This dataset does not represent the totality of the genetic landscape; see paper for more information.

3. All assertions and clinical trial landscape data are curated from primary sources. You can read more about the curation process here.