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The Cranial Base Center is a multidisciplinary program which combines the talents of surgeons from Otolaryngology (neurotology, head & neck oncology, sinus surgery) along with neurosurgery (neuro-oncology and vascular disorders) together with neural monitoring professionals and radiation oncologists to offer comprehensive management of these challenging tumors. The anatomical regions covered include the roof of the nose and paranasal sinuses, the nasopharynx, cavernous sinus, Meckel's cave, clivus, petrous bone, cerebellopontine angle, jugular foramen, foramen magnum, and the upper cervical spine.
Until recently, many deep seated tumors located in the vicinity of the brainstem or beneath the cerebral cortex were either entirely inoperable, or could be exposed only through injurious degrees of brain retraction.
Skull base surgical techniques permit minimally invasive exposure of certain deep seated tumors located beneath the brain thereby facilitating optimal tumor removal while preserving function to the greatest extent possible.
Leading-edge surgical techniques that are minimally invasive yet still allow access to certain tumors located deep in the brain and enable optimal tumor removal while preserving brain function to the greatest extent possible.
A painless, noninvasive technology that offers delivery of high dose X-rays, focused precisely on a targeted region to treat tumors, brain and spine conditions, and cancers.
Clinical trials are research studies that evaluate a new medical approach, device, drug, or other treatment. As a Stanford Health Care patient, you may have access to the latest, advanced clinical trials.
Open trials refer to studies currently accepting participants. Closed trials are not currently enrolling, but may open in the future.
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