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Pedie (@pedie)

Acoustic neuroma, hydrocephalis, and vertigo

Brain Tumor | Last Active: Jan 21, 2018 | Replies (6)

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Hi @pedie. Sorry to hear about your vertigo symptoms and your medical team’s inability to help much. I have never run across a case where urinary tract infection is a cause of vertigo. Bacterial infections involved in vertigo are cited primarily in cases involving the ears and sometimes in facial or cranial lesions. I suspect that your neurosurgeon’s assistant is naturally inclined to look for causes other than the hydrocephalus drain, and I’d want more detailed information about the status of my acoustic neuroma. Your symptoms and treatments thus far strike me as inviting a second opinion from an independent specialist who is willing to explore nervous tissues in your head. Are you in a position to pursue a second opinion?

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Thanks for responding. I’m told the neurosurgeon who did the shunt surgery is tops in his field. My next visit will be to a urologist to get some ideas on the UTI and the connection to vertigo.