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Skull Base Tumors

Symptoms and Signs of Skull Base Tumors

Depending on the specific location, symptoms and signs of skull base tumors can be different. All of the symptoms seem to begin slowly and gradually get worse over time.

These are some of the symptoms and signs of skull base tumors according to the specific type of tumor:

  • Sinonasal tumors
  • Runny or stuffy nose
  • Nosebleeds
  • Trouble breathing through the nose
  • Pressure in the face/sinuses
  • Pituitary tumors
  • Headaches
  • Vision problems
  • Irregular problems with menstruation, sex drive or infertility
  • Cushing’s disease
  • Weakened bones
  • Gigantism
  • Acromegaly
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Other types of skull base tumors
  • Blurry/double vision
  • Vision loss
  • Bulging eyes
  • Tearing
  • Loss of smell
  • Loss of hearing
  • Headaches
  •  Seizures
  • Nausea/vomiting
  • Changes in mental status
  • Pain in the ear
  • Difficulty opening mouth

Depending on the size and severity of the tumor, patients may experience different symptoms. The only way to know how to treat your symptoms is to diagnose the condition. 

Locations for Skull Base Tumors