Brain & Skull base tumors comprise a wide spectrum of tumor types
We treat all types of brain tumors with leading-edge technology and novel therapeutic approaches.
Given their location, brain tumors and skull base tumors may produce a variety of symptoms including headache, facial pain, seizures, visual loss, double vision, weakness, fatigue, numbness, difficulty walking, incoordination, confusion and personality changes.
Brain tumors and tumors of the skull base are best diagnosed by imaging studies, typically a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the brain with gadolinium or a computer tomography (CT) scan of the brain. Sometimes focused MRIs of the pituitary region, temporal bones, internal auditory canals or orbits may be needed to obtain better anatomical detail of a tumor. Other tests may also be needed such as angiography (typically now performed as a CT angiogram or an MR angiogram), magnetic resonance spectroscopy, positron emission tomography (PET), visual field tests, audiograms or hormonal lab tests.
The optimal treatment of patients with brain tumors is dependent upon several factors including the tumor type, location, symptoms and overall health status of the patient. Therapy may include surgical removal, stereotactic radiosurgery or radiation therapy, chemotherapy and/or hormonal therapies.
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