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Treatment of Facial Nerve Neuroma (schwannoma) in Germany

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Cost for treatment

Facial nerve neuroma (schwannoma) diagnosis
508.95
Microsurgical resection of facial nerve neuroma with decompression
10016.6
Treatment of a facial nerve neuroma by Gamma Knife
15186.8

University Hospital Muenster

9.8/10
location_onGermany, Muenster

Department of Neurosurgery

According to the Focus magazine, the University Hospital Muenster ranks among the top German hospitals! The hospital belongs to the most prestigious medical institutions in Germany. The hospital is distinguished by a high professionalism of its doctors, state-of-the-art technological equipment and the availability of the most ad
Facial nerve neuroma (schwannoma) diagnosis
1866.45
Microsurgical resection of facial nerve neuroma with decompression
24185

University Hospital Tuebingen

9.2/10
location_onGermany, Tuebingen

Department of Adult and Pediatric Neurosurgery

According to the prestigious medical publication Focus, the University Hospital Tuebingen ranks among the top five German hospitals! The hospital was founded in 1805, therefore it is proud of its long history, unique experience, and outstanding achievements in the field of medical care, as well as research and teaching activitie
Facial nerve neuroma (schwannoma) diagnosis
1967.95
Microsurgical resection of facial nerve neuroma with decompression
26083.05

Charite University Hospital Berlin

9/10
location_onGermany, Berlin

Department of Adult and Pediatric Neurosurgery

According to the authoritative Focus magazine, the Charite University Hospital Berlin occupies the first place in the rating of the top German medical facilities! The hospital is one of the largest and leading university medical complexes in Europe. The hospital in Germany provides modern diagnostics and treatment of patients, a
Facial nerve neuroma (schwannoma) diagnosis
2500.1
Microsurgical resection of facial nerve neuroma with decompression
37784.55

University Hospital Freiburg

9.7/10
location_onGermany, Freibung

Department of Adult and Pediatric Neurosurgery

The University Hospital Freiburg is famous for its rich history and is one of the oldest and most prestigious medical facilities in Germany (one of the three best medical institutions in the country). The hospital was based on the Faculty of Medicine of the Albert Ludwig University of Freiburg, which celebrated its 550th anniver
Facial nerve neuroma (schwannoma) diagnosis
2073.8
Microsurgical resection of facial nerve neuroma with decompression
27956.45

University Hospital Frankfurt am Main

10/10
location_onGermany, Frankfurt am Main

Department of Adult and Pediatric Neurosurgery

According to the reputable Focus magazine, the University Hospital Frankfurt am Main ranks among the top German medical facilities! The hospital was founded in 1914 and today is a well-known German medical facility, which combines rich traditions and scientific innovations. A medical team of more than 6,500 employees cares about
Facial nerve neuroma (schwannoma) diagnosis
1899.8
Microsurgical resection of facial nerve neuroma with decompression
24119.75

University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus Dresden

9.1/10
location_onGermany, Dresden

Department of Adult and Pediatric Neurosurgery, Epilepsy Surgery, Spinal Surgery

According to the reputable Focus magazine, the University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus Dresden ranks among the top five German hospitals! The hospital is the benchmark for modern high-quality medicine. Positioning itself as a maximum care medical facility, the hospital represents all medical fields. There are 26 specialized depart
Facial nerve neuroma (schwannoma) diagnosis
2404.4
Microsurgical resection of facial nerve neuroma with decompression
32152.75

University Hospital Bonn

9.2/10
location_onGermany, Bonn

Department of Neurosurgery

According to the authoritative Focus magazine, the University Hospital Bonn ranks among the top ten medical facilities in Germany! The hospital was opened on January 1, 2001, although in fact it inherits the medical facility, which operated at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Bonn. The hospital in Germany combin
Facial nerve neuroma (schwannoma) diagnosis
2079.6
Microsurgical resection of facial nerve neuroma with decompression
28086.95

University Hospital Würzburg

9.2/10
location_onGermany, Würzburg

Department of Adult and Pediatric Neurosurgery

According to the Focus magazine in 2019, the University Hospital Würzburg ranks among the top national German hospitals! The hospital is one of the oldest medical facilities in Germany. The centuries-old traditions of first-class treatment are combined with the very latest achievements of modern evidence-based medicine and
Facial nerve neuroma (schwannoma) diagnosis
1904.15
Microsurgical resection of facial nerve neuroma with decompression
24493.85

University Hospital Heidelberg

9.8/10
location_onGermany, Heidelberg

Department of Adult and Pediatric Neurosurgery

According to Focus magazine, the University Hospital Heidelberg ranks among the top five hospitals in Germany! The hospital is one of the most advanced and reputable medical institutions not only in Germany, but throughout Europe. There are more than 43 specialized departments and 13 medical institutes, which cover all fields of
Facial nerve neuroma (schwannoma) diagnosis
0
Microsurgical resection of facial nerve neuroma with decompression
0

University Hospital Ulm

8.7/10
location_onGermany, Ulm

Department of Neurosurgery

The University Hospital Ulm started its activities 35 years ago and during this time it has become one of the most prestigious medical institutions in Europe. The hospital is famous for its numerous discoveries and the world-class achievements in medicine and pharmaceuticals. The medical facility has 29 specialized departments a
Facial nerve neuroma (schwannoma) diagnosis
1983.9
Microsurgical resection of facial nerve neuroma with decompression
25722

University Hospital Hamburg-Eppendorf

9.2/10
location_onGermany, Hamburg

Department of Adult and Pediatric Neurosurgery

According to the Focus magazine, the University Hospital Hamburg-Eppendorf ranks among the top ten hospitals in Germany! Since its foundation in 1889, the hospital has taken a leading position in the European medical arena and still occupies it until today. A highly competent medical team of more than 11,000 employees takes care
Facial nerve neuroma (schwannoma) diagnosis
2350.75
Microsurgical resection of facial nerve neuroma with decompression
32305

University Hospital Erlangen

9.1/10
location_onGermany, Erlangen

Department of Adult and Pediatric Neurosurgery, Spinal Surgery

According to the Focus magazine, University Hospital Erlangen ranks among the best medical facilities in Germany! The hospital is one of the leading healthcare facilities in Bavaria and offers top-class medical care distinguished by the close intertwining of clinical activities with research and training of medical students. The
Facial nerve neuroma (schwannoma) diagnosis
1976.65
Microsurgical resection of facial nerve neuroma with decompression
25867

University Hospital Essen

9.6/10
location_onGermany, Essen

Department of Adult and Pediatric Neurosurgery

According to the authoritative Focus magazine the University Hospital Essen ranks among the top German hospitals! With 27 specialized departments and 24 institutes, the hospital in Germany is a maximum care medical facility. The hospital has 1,300 beds for inpatient treatment. A highly qualified medical team of more than 6,000 e
Facial nerve neuroma (schwannoma) diagnosis
1901.25
Microsurgical resection of facial nerve neuroma with decompression
24157.45

University Hospital Jena

8.9/10
location_onGermany, Jena

Department of Adult and Pediatric Neurosurgery

According to the prestigious Focus magazine, the University Hospital Jena regularly ranks among the top German medical facilities! The hospital has positioned itself as a multidisciplinary medical facility with a long history of more than 200 years. Since its foundation, the hospital has been constantly developing and modernizin
Facial nerve neuroma (schwannoma) diagnosis
2075.25
Microsurgical resection of facial nerve neuroma with decompression
27962.25

University Hospital Marburg UKGM

8.6/10
location_onGermany, Marburg

Department of Adult and Pediatric Neurosurgery

The University Hospital Marburg UKGM offers patients modern diagnostics and comprehensive therapy at the international level. As a maximum care hospital, the medical facility specializes in all fields of modern medicine ranging from ophthalmology to traumatology and dentistry. The main areas of specialization of the hospital are
Facial nerve neuroma (schwannoma) diagnosis
1789.6
Microsurgical resection of facial nerve neuroma with decompression
22404.4

University Hospital Halle (Saale)

9.6/10
location_onGermany, Halle

Department of Neurosurgery

According to the prestigious Focus magazine, the University Hospital Halle (Saale) ranks among the top German medical facilities! The history of the hospital has more than 300 years, and during this time it managed to earn an excellent reputation not only in Germany, but throughout the world. The hospital positions itself as a s
Facial nerve neuroma (schwannoma) diagnosis
1889.65
Microsurgical resection of facial nerve neuroma with decompression
24501.1
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A facial nerve neuroma leads to chronic pain, facial muscle weakness, and hearing loss. The tumor grows slowly, but after a few years, it can reach a large size, compress the tissue and cause complications. In Germany, the disease can be successfully cured. Doctors use microsurgical operations and radiosurgery. These treatment methods help not only to stop the progression of symptoms but also to restore facial nerve function. It also helps to get rid of the complications associated with the pressure of the neuroma on the surrounding tissues.

Content

  1. What is a facial nerve neuroma?
  2. How is a facial nerve neuroma treated?
  3. Why is it better to undergo your treatment of facial nerve neuroma in Germany?

Small neuromas can be monitored with an annual CT or MRI scan. Should any symptoms manifest themselves, the tumor size will be reduced using stereotactic radiosurgery. Patients with large tumors, severe paresis, and complications undergo microsurgical resection of the tumor while preserving or restoring the facial nerve function whenever possible.

You can undergo your treatment in one of the following hospitals: University Hospital Muenster, Charite University Hospital Berlin, or University Hospital Frankfurt am Main.

You do not have to deal with the organization of your treatment abroad on your own, as the Booking Health specialists can take care of these concerns. They will select a clinic and a doctor for you, make an appointment for a preferred date, help you to get a visa, provide medical insurance, book airline tickets and apartments, provide interpreting services and take care of every stage of your treatment.

What is a facial nerve neuroma?

 

A facial nerve neuroma (schwannoma) is a neuroectodermal tumor, which is usually benign and enclosed within a capsule. This neoplasm consists of Schwann cells located in the peripheral nerve sheaths.

The tumor can develop in any part of the facial nerve, but in 90% of cases, it appears inside the skull. Such neoplasms are called intracranial. Only 10% of tumors are extracranial; that is, they grow from the peripheral part of the facial nerve (the tumor passes through the thickness of the parotid salivary gland).

Features of facial nerve schwannomas are as follows:

  • they grow very slowly, 1-2 mm per year;
  • they do not cause any symptoms for years;
  • they do not invade the surrounding tissues, as they are enclosed within a capsule. 

Upon reaching a large size, a schwannoma compresses the surrounding tissues, causing pain, facial muscle weakness, dryness of the eye on the side of the lesion, and hearing impairment.

How is a facial nerve neuroma treated?

 

The main options for managing patients with facial nerve neuromas are as follows:

  • medical supervision and conservative treatment aimed at relieving symptoms; 
  • nerve decompression surgery; 
  • stereotactic radiosurgery (for example, treatment with a Gamma Knife or a CyberKnife);
  • microsurgical resection of the tumor.

Doctors avoid surgery if the tumor is small and if there is a slight dysfunction of the mimic muscles (grades I-II according to the House-Brackmann scale). Surgical treatment will be switched to in grades III-IV paresis, a rapid tumor growth, the threat of complications, brainstem compression, or labyrinth erosion.

Surgical treatment does not always lead to restoring the facial nerve function. The chances of getting a good functional outcome are higher if the operation is performed within 12 months after the manifestation of signs of paresis.

Doctors in Germany seek not only to remove the tumor but also to restore the facial nerve function. Schwannomas grow from a nerve sheath. This sheath can both compress the nerve and penetrate it. Should the integrity of the nerve be broken, then the tumor will be removed together with its fragment. The ends will then be brought together and sutured to restore the possibility of conducting impulses along the facial nerve. Sometimes the removed portion is too large, making it impossible to bring the ends together. In such situations, German neurosurgeons resort to transplanting a fragment of the great auricular or sural nerve.

Doctors in many German hospitals resort to stereotactic radiosurgery, which is a safer alternative to a classical operation. Since this type of treatment rarely leads to any complications, radiosurgery is resorted to even at an early stage of the disease, with grade II paresis. As a result of the procedure, pressure on the facial nerve and surrounding tissues is eliminated by reducing the tumor size, so the nerve function is restored. Nonetheless, radiosurgery is not suitable for patients with large tumors and complications.

Why is it better to undergo your treatment of facial nerve neuroma in Germany?

 

You can opt for your treatment of facial nerve neuroma in Germany to get the best functional outcomes and avoid complications. There are a few reasons for you to undergo your treatment in this country:

  • experienced neurosurgeons will perform the operation safely, avoiding any damage to the facial nerve and other functionally essential structures;
  • full preoperative diagnostics using CT, MRI, and functional methods provides an opportunity to plan the operation optimally;
  • neuromonitoring systems for minimizing the risk of complications;
  • doctors suture the nerve or restore it with an allograft to avoid a neurological deficit;
  • provision of the maximum possible rehabilitation of auditory function and mimic muscle mobility;
  • safer radiosurgery can be used instead of surgical interventions, which works well for stage II-III mimic muscle paresis.

You can make your treatment appointment in Germany through the Booking Health service. The Booking Health specialists will help you to choose the most suitable clinics in Germany and organize your trip. Our website presents the best medical centers where you can undergo an operation or have your tumor destroyed with radiosurgical methods. Our website also offers the cost of medical programs in different hospitals. You can compare prices to book your treatment at the best price.

 

Authors: 

The article was edited by medical experts, board certified doctors Dr. Nadezhda Ivanisova and Dr. Sergey Pashchenko. For the treatment of the conditions referred to in the article, you must consult a doctor; the information in the article is not intended for self-medication!

 

Sources:

MedlinePlus

Verywell Health

Johns Hopkins Medicine




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