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Acoustic neuroma is a rare noncancerous tumor. It grows slowly from an overproduction of Schwann cells and is also called a vestibular schwannoma. The tumor then presses on the hearing and balance nerves in the inner ear.
Your body is constantly growing new cells to replace older ones. A tumor occurs when cells begin to grow abnormally and without control.
A meningioma is a type of benign tumor that grows in the meninges, which are layers of tissue that cover the brain and spinal cord. Technically, a meningioma is not a brain tumor because it does not arise from brain tissue, but, it's often referred to as a brain tumor.
A pituitary tumor is an abnormal growth in the pituitary gland - a small gland in the brain.