Skull base tumors are extremely rare, but life threatening to patients. The difficulty in treating and removing the growth reduces the rate of survivability of skull base tumors, but recent advances through research and clinical trials have improved doctors’ ability to treat and remove the tumors.
Safe removal of these tumors is critical for survival since the skull only has enough room for the brain the protective tissue. Any extra growth can cause pressure on other parts of the brain and eventually damage.
Now more than ever, the prognosis for patients with skull base tumors is improving, but each case is treated on and individual basis. Early detection can improve your changes for successful treatment.