Skull Base Surgery

Skull Base Surgery

The skull is composed of bones and cartilage that form the face and the cranium, which surrounds the brain. You can feel the bones of the cranium on top of the skull. The 5 bones that form the bottom, or base, of the cranium also form the eye socket, roof of the nasal cavity, some of the sinuses, and the bones that surround the inner ear. The skull base is a crowded and complicated area with different openings that the spinal cord, many blood vessels, and nerves all pass through. Cancers involving any of these areas are difficult to treat in view of this complex anatomy.

Skull base surgery may be done to remove both noncancerous and cancerous growths, and abnormalities on the underside of the brain, the skull base, or the top few vertebrae of the spinal column. This type of surgery requires a team of specialists that may include a surgical oncologist, ENT (ear, nose, and throat) surgeons, maxillofacial surgeons, neurosurgeons, and radiologists.
The experienced team of surgeons at our institute will ensure good results and a smooth experience.