Skull Base Surgery

Twenty-five years ago, skull-base tumors were considered virtually inoperable. Today, successful operations and low complication rates are a reality for skull-base abnormalities. Advances in diagnostics, refined surgical techniques such as computerized image guidance during surgery, and the availability of stereotactic radiosurgery to treat small residual tumors have made this possible. Currently, we are involved in developing minimally invasive techniques to reduce the morbidity of skull-base operations.

Our multidisciplinary team of skull-base specialists treat adults and children who have tumors (such as acoustic neuroma; meningiomas; glomus jugulare tumors; cancers extending into the skull-base; esthesioneuroblastoma; and tumors of the orbit, petrous apex, clivus, and cavernous sinus) and disorders of the base of the skull, posterior cranial fossa, craniocervical junction, and cranial nerves (such as trigeminal neuralgia, hemifacial spasm, Chiari malformations, and Crouzon's and Apert's syndromes).


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Provider Referrals: 612.672.7000

Administrative Offices: 612.884.0600

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