Brain and Skull Base Tumors
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.
Brain Tumor Symptoms
Given their location, brain tumors and skull base tumors may produce a variety of symptoms including:
- Facial pain
- Visual loss
- Double vision
- Difficulty walking
- Confusion and personality changes
Brain Tumor Diagnosis
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
- Hormonal lab tests
Brain Tumor Treatment
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:
Meet Our Multidisciplinary Team
Our center experts are recognized as top neurosurgeons, ENT (head and neck – otolaryngology) surgeons, neuro-ophthalmologists, and neuro-oncologists in California and around the world, treating all types of benign and malignant brain and skull base tumors.
With innovative minimally invasive keyhole surgical approaches, novel targeted neuro-oncological treatments, stereotactic radiosurgery and clinical trials, we provide precision therapies aimed at safely and effectively transforming and sustaining our patients’ lives.