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Wayne Health experts in Neurotological Skull Base procedures provide evaluation, medical and surgical treatment for skull base tumors near the nose, sinus, eyes, ear and brainstem, that can affect nerves and blood vessels near the brain. These tumors can be benign or cancerous and include acoustic neuroma (growth on nerve to the inner ear), paraganglioma (tumors of the middle ear and skull base), meningioma (tumor from the membranes surrounding the brain and spinal cord), pituitary gland tumors and paragangliomas (rare tumors near the carotid artery in the head and neck.)
Skull base surgery is a very specialized, minimally invasive procedure requiring skill and expertise to operate in difficult-to-reach areas with as little impact on brain functions as possible. Wayne Health skull base surgeons use a team approach and the latest minimally invasive treatments and technologies (e.g. Gamma knife) to ensure the best outcomes for patients.
Wayne Health experts conduct a comprehensive evaluation using the latest technologies to diagnose a skull base tumor and develop a personalized treatment plan. Skull base treatment requires a team approach that draws upon the expertise of other Wayne Health specialists. Surgery is often required to treat skull base tumors before they spread or affect critical areas of the brain and nerves. Thanks to imaging and treatment advancements, surgeons can reach skull base tumors and malformations that were once considered inoperable using minimally invasive techniques with fewer side effects.
Wayne Health physicians and researchers are also faculty at Wayne State University School of Medicine who conduct basic research and clinical studies. This can make the latest treatments and clinical trials available to you sooner than other providers without a medical school affiliation.
As medical school instructors, researchers and clinicians, we are at the forefront of technology and treatment, working to advance the field of minimally invasive skull base surgery.
For more information, please visit the links below at the WSU School of Medicine.