Even as a major surgery, the prognosis for endoscopic endonasal skull base surgery is much more positive than traditional brain surgery. In fact, the surgery can take less than four hours, much shorter than other open surgery. Without making an incision, the surgeon can biopsy or remove the tumor. This reduces the stress put on the body, pain for the patient, recovery time and scarring.
Unlike traditional brain surgery that requires week-long hospital stay on average, the prognosis for endoscopic endonasal skull base surgery estimates between one and three days of recovery in the hospital.
While the prognosis is better for this minimally invasive surgery, it’s important to remember there are still risks associated with endoscopic endonasal skull base surgery. As the doctor for more information.