PNIBLOG

Vision is arguably our most important sense. Learn about minimally invasive keyhole surgery options for brain, skull base & pituitary tumors impacting the anterior visual pathways & eye movements.

The Many Manifestations of Meningioma

Meningiomas, the most common primary brain tumor, can arise literally anywhere in the intracranial dura – the thick membrane that surrounds the brain – and even inside the fluid filled chambers of the brain. Neurosurgeons need to have a full surgical armamentarium for their removal, ideally using keyhole techniques that maximize tumor removal and minimize risk of collateral damage and complications. Read about Pacific Neuroscience Institute’s extensive meningioma experience.

Optimal Exit Strategy: Graded Repair of Cerebrospinal Fluid Leaks in Pituitary Tumor & Craniopharyngioma SurgerySafety and Success in Endoscopic Pituitary SurgeryEndonasal Endoscopic Surgery: Access to Midline Skull Base without Brain Retraction

Keeping Cerebrospinal Fluid Leaks and Meningitis at Bay. Defining the optimal exit strategy in pituitary and skull base tumor surgery, PNI authors have published a landmark article in the May 2018 issue of Journal of Neurosurgery. Leading the way in the field of minimally invasive surgery, PNI’s expert team reported on intraoperative repair of skull base defects and prevention of post-operative CSF leaks and meningitis in over 500 patients with pituitary tumors and skull base tumors.

At the Pacific Brain Tumor Center, we provide comprehensive care for patients with all types of brain tumors, including benign and malignant brain tumors, tumors of the skull base as well as metastatic brain tumors that arise from cancers elsewhere in the body. See more.