Skull Base Surgery

The base of the skull is an area behind the eye sockets and sinuses that houses many complex structures of the brain in addition to the nerves that control our senses. Skull base surgery is the specialized, delicate task of removing tumors, decompressing nerves, and repairing blood vessels that may affect how the brain and body function.

Skull Base Surgery

Skull base surgery is unique in that the surgical approach varies according to location and complexity. Often, the neurosurgeon can access the site through natural openings of the head. For example, pituitary tumors are commonly removed through the nasal passage using a narrow tube equipped with microscopic tools (endoscope).

This less invasive approach speeds recovery and decreases the risk of infection related to healing incisions.

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