Endoscopic skull base surgery is a minimally invasive surgical technique used to treat various conditions involving the skull base, which is the area at the bottom of the skull where the brain rests. This approach utilizes an endoscope, a thin tube with a light and camera, passed through the nose to access and operate on lesions or abnormalities in this region.
Endoscopic skull base surgery can be used to treat a wide range of conditions, including pituitary tumors, meningiomas, craniopharyngiomas, chordomas and other sinonasal and skull base tumors.
The endoscope is inserted through the nose or small incisions, allowing the surgeon to navigate through the nasal passages and reach the skull base without the need for open skull surgery. This approach offers several advantages, including reduced trauma to surrounding structures, smaller incisions, shorter hospital stays and faster recovery compared to traditional open approaches. Endoscopic skull base surgery has revolutionized the treatment of skull base disorders by offering a less invasive option with improved outcomes.
The surgery is often performed by a team of specialists, typically including neurosurgeons and otolaryngologists (ear, nose and throat specialists), who work collaboratively to ensure the best possible outcomes for patients. It is important to consult with a skilled and experienced surgical team to determine if endoscopic skull base surgery is appropriate for your specific condition and to receive personalized care and guidance throughout the treatment process.
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