Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery
The skull base is a complex, highly specialized region deep within the cranium (skull). It is surrounded by vital structures of the head and central nervous system.
Treatment of skull base tumors may involve surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy or a combination. For some patients, a conventional open surgical approach provides more advantages. For others, a minimally invasive or endoscopic approach is recommended. With endoscopic skull base surgery, skilled surgeons access the tumor through tiny holes in the skull or the back of the sinuses. Endoscopic skull base surgery may reduce your hospital stay, decrease complications from surgery, and help you to recover faster.
At MD Anderson, a team of highly skilled specialists in the Head and Neck Center and the Brain and Spine Center work together to provide the highest level of care for patients with tumors of the skull base.