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Skull Base Tumors

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Skull base tumors can form at the base of the skull or after originating in another area of the body, but they are extremely rare. Even when the tumor is not cancerous, the size and location of the tumor can interfere with many functions of the body. In fact, because the skull base is deep within the brain and close to critical areas that control every function of the body, skull base tumors are difficult to remove or treat. The experts at Florida Hospital have years of experience diagnosing and treating this fragile condition. If you suspect you suffer from a skull base tumor, seek the best treatment available at Florida Hospital. Schedule your appointment online today.

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The brain originates the most crucial functions of the body—everything from muscle movement to eating, breathing, feeling pain and emotion. Skull base tumors can affect nearly every one of these functions in the brain. These tumors are rare, and cancerous skull base tumors are even less common. It is important to get the best, most experienced care available.

Skull base tumors can begin in the base of skull or can originate in another part of the body and spread to the base of the skull. Regardless of where they begin, the tumor grows close to crucial areas of the brain and can be life threatening.

Depending on the exact location of the tumor, doctors classify and treat the tumor differently. Skull base tumors include these kinds of tumors:

  • Meningiomas (tumors on the outer covering of the brain)
  • Sinuses or nasal tumors
  • Pituitary tumors
  • Skull bone tumors
  • Clival chordomas
  • Craniopharyngiomas

Each specific kind of tumor causes different symptoms and requires different treatment, but due to the sensitive location of the skull base tumors deep within the brain, these growths are generally difficult to treat.

Florida Hospital’s Neurological Institute provides patients with the latest technology for diagnosis and treatment and access to the world’s top neurological specialists.

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