Trust the healthcare professionals at Banner Health to help develop a custom treatment plan for your skull base tumor. We’re here to help and provide answers and specialized care.
Skull base tumors grow at the base of the skull or below the base of the skull. Skull base tumors can grow in three areas including anterior compartment, central compartment and posterior compartment.
Anterior compartment tumors may include:
Central compartment tumors may include:
Posterior compartment tumors may include:
Similar to brain tumors, there is no definite cause for the development of skull base tumors. Risk factors for skull tumors may include chemical exposures, family history or genetic conditions and radiation therapies to the head.
Depending on the size and location, signs and symptoms for skull base tumors may vary. General symptoms for skull base tumors may include:
The team at Banner Health can diagnose skull base tumors with advanced imaging technology, including:
Talk to your doctor about testing options to get the answers you need. After you have been diagnosed, you and your doctor can discuss skull tumor treatment options.
Treatment will depend on the size, location and type of skull base tumor. Talk to your doctor and neurosurgeon about treatment options like surgery, radiation therapy or chemotherapy.
With a team of experts in neurosurgery, Banner Health is ready to care for you when you or a loved one is dealing with a tumor on the skull. Count on us to be with you at every step.