Anterior Skull Base Tumours (endoscopic access)

What kind of tumours occur in the anterior skull base?

The anterior skull base includes the base of the skull above the eye sockets and sinuses. Tumours that can occur in this region include pituitary adenoma, meningioma, olfactory neuroblastoma, as well as paranasal sinus tumours.


How can they be treated?

Tumours in the anterior base skull sometimes can be treated with endoscopic surgery. These minimally invasive procedures are performed through the nose using specialised endoscopic cameras and instruments. These operations require intense planning and are perfomed by multidisciplinary teams including ENT, neurosurgery, intensive care, radiology and anaesthetic doctors specifically trained to perform this surgery.