Because acoustic neuromas are usually slow-growing, immediate intervention is not always necessary.
For patients with very small, asymptomatic tumors, elderly patients, and patients with serious medical problems, a conservative approach with observation including serial MRI studies may be reasonable.
In recent years, leeches have grown in popularity once again for use in plastic surgery and traumatology and they have also made a return in the field of traditional medicine.
The oldest traces of the use of leeches seem to date back to ancient times, to at least 1600-1300 BC.
Towards the middle of the 16th century, Conrad GESSNER of Zurich gave a detailed description of the medical leech and advocated its use.
Leeches have been used since antiquity for therapeutic purposes.
Throughout history, the leech has enjoyed periods when it has been in favour in France – during the 19th century in particular – but also periods during which it has been abandoned and even the subject of denigration.
Eating disorders are treatable diseases, and full recovery is possible.
However, without adequate treatment and support, the journey to get there can be excruciatingly long and arduous, fraught with setbacks, and impossible to accomplish alone.