How We Can Help You
Osteomas are benign, slow growing bony tumors that develop on the skull base or near the sinus cavity. In fact, they are the most common type of sinus tumor.
Treatment at an academic medical center which manages a high volume of osteomas is important for the best outcomes.
Stanford is a global referral center for osteomas and is at the forefront of developing new, minimally invasive procedures that treat them.
WHAT WE OFFER YOU FOR OSTEOMAS
- Globally-recognized expertise in the diagnosis and management of osteomas.
- Team-based treatment planning that brings together specialists from neurosurgery, head and neck surgery, neuroradiology, neuropathology, and more.
- Access to advanced imaging and surgery techniques.
- An active clinical research program dedicated to broadening options for the diagnosis and treatment of osteomas.
- Assistance from our International Medical Services team to plan your travel and accommodations.
Treatment Options for Osteoma
Recommendations for treatment depend on the size and location of the tumor, its rate of growth, and details of your overall health. Many osteomas do not require immediate treatment.
If you have a small tumor that isn’t causing symptoms, your doctor may recommend periodic MRI imaging without other interventions.
When surgery is recommended, osteomas can often be removed using a so-called endoscopic endonasal approach (EEA). That is a scarless surgery that allow your surgeon to follow a natural pathway through your nostril to access the tumor. Our operating rooms are equipped with 4K endoscopic visualization technology and very fine instruments.
More extensive osteomas may require open approaches through skin incisions along the scalp or face, but in many cases endoscopic techniques can be combined with open approaches to minimize the extent of incisions and to provide for faster recovery.
Clinical trials evaluate new approaches, devices, or medications in the treatment of Osteomas. Ask your doctor or clinical trials coordinator about available trials that may be additional options for your care.
To learn more about the clinical trials we offer, contact Maria Coburn at 650-736-9551.