Endoscopic Skull Base

Endoscopic skull base techniques use endoscopes to access areas of the skull base that would traditionally be resected with traditional open approaches. There are several corridors or passages that naturally exist through the nasal passages that allow access to the anterior and central skull base. This technique has several advantages over traditional open approaches:

Since the anterior skull base comprises a number of important structures such as the pituitary gland, the optic nerves and the carotid arteries, we emphasize a multidisciplinary approach to the management of diseases in this area. Our team routinely works with neurosurgeons and neuroradiologists to determine the best management in a given patient’s care.

Endoscopic skull base surgery is divided into anterior and central skull base. Tumors of the central skull base typically involve pituitary tumors, craniopharyngiomas, congenital cysts and optic tract lesions. Anterior skull base conditions amenable to endoscopic skull base resection are cribriform meningioma, esthesioneuroblastoma and CSF leak repair.

If you are concerned you may have one of these tumors or have been recently diagnosed, consult a physician at South Florida ENT Care Center One today.

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