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Neurotology & Skull Base Surgery Specialists Abroad

Hospitals and medical centers who have Neurotology & Skull Base Surgery specialists.

Vithas Xanit International Hospital

ENT is the medical speciality covering prevention, diagnosis and both medical and surgical treatment of ear, nose, throat and neck diseases.

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Neurotology & Skull Base Surgery is available at Vithas Xanit International Hospital

Medipol Mega University Hospital

Medipol Mega Hospital Complex is a modern medical facility with four specialist hospitals and an extensive selection of high caliber medical devices available for use. The hospital provides treatments in a wide variety of medical fields in its 470 bed facility.

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Neurotology & Skull Base Surgery is available at Medipol Mega University Hospital

13 listed ENT specialists:

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Prof. Dr. Mustafa Bülent Şerbetçioğlu

ENT and Audiology Specialist

Prof. Dr. Celil Uslu

ENT, Head and Neck Surgery Specialist

Anadolu Medical Center

Anadolu Medical Center is one of the most modern, comprehensive and respected hospitals in Turkey. Anadolu is affiliated with John Hopkins Hospital.

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Neurotology & Skull Base Surgery is available at Anadolu

Listed ENT specialist:

Dr. Sertaç Yetişer MD

Otorhinolaryngology

Grupo Hospitalario Quirónsalud

Quirón has an internationally prestigious medical staff, the largest in the sector, and is also the principal hospital network in terms of patient numbers and care facility area. The group administers 38 healthcare centers, more than 2,864 hospital beds and 7,500 associate doctors.

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Neurotology & Skull Base Surgery is available at Grupo Quirónsalud

Hospital Médica Sur

Prestigious destination that conducts first class medical procedures.

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Neurotology & Skull Base Surgery is available at Hospital Médica Sur

Hospital Quirón Valencia

Quirón Hospital of Valencia is ranked as one of the best private schools in Spain, winning nine times in the TOP 20 award in recognition of its management and quality of care.

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Neurotology & Skull Base Surgery is available at Hospital Quirón Valencia

Hospital Quirón Barcelona

Hospital Quirón Barcelona is the benchmark for private healthcare in southern Europe, providing world-class service for the past seventy years.

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Neurotology & Skull Base Surgery is available at Hospital Quirón Barcelona

Hospital General de Catalunya

Hospital General de Catalunya is an independent super specialty institute that is renowned for its quality surgical procedures. Our ear, throat and nose specialists have vast experience in the treatment of a variety of disorders.

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Neurotology & Skull Base Surgery is available at HGC

Global Hospitals & Health City Chennai

The flagship hospital of the Global Hospitals Group, which operates eight hospitals throughout India. The modern 500 bed hospital was opened in 2009, and offers advanced medical and surgical treatment, including organ transplantation, cardiac surgey and neurosurgy.

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Neurotology & Skull Base Surgery is available at Global Hospitals & Health City Chennai

Sevenhills Hospital

SevenHills Group of Hospitals (SHHL) has been delivering Healthcare services at the highest level, since past 25 years. SevenHills Hospital, Mumbai, is a world class integrated Healthcare Delivery System, that provides comprehensive Healthcare...

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Neurotology & Skull Base Surgery is available at Sevenhills Hospital

Listed ENT specialists:

Dr. Ashwini Kumar Mehta

Consultant in ENT

Dr. Sangeet Poddar

Consultant in ENT

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About Neurotology & Skull Base Surgery

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Skull Base Surgery

Skull base surgery is performed to remove benign growths, cancerous growths, and abnormalities on the underside of the brain, skull base or the top few vertebrae of the spinal column.


Indications for skull base surgery
  • Cysts that grow from birth
  • Growths caused by infections
  • Pituitary tumors
  • Cerebrospinal fluid fistulas
  • Meningiomas: These are often benign tumors which grow from the tissue that covers the brain (meninges)
  • Trigeminal neuralgia: This is an intense pain on one side of the face.
  • Craniopharyngiomas: These are growths that occur near the pituitary gland.
  • Chordomas: These are slow-growing bone tumors often found at the skull base.
  • Craniosynostosis: This occurs when the skull bones of an infant close too early causing problems with the shape of the skull and brain growth.
  • Arteriovenous malformations: These are arteries and veins which are abnormally connected to one another.
  • A cerebral aneurysm: This is a weak often bulging area in a blood vessel in the brain.

Types of skull base surgery
    There are two main types of skull base surgery. The method used usually depends on the type of growth being removed and where it is located.
  • Traditional or open skull base surgery: This type of surgery requires an opening to be made in the skull. This is done by making incisions in the facial area and skull. The surgeon may remove parts of bone so as to reach the growth and remove it. An operating room microscope is often used during open skull base surgery.
  • Endoscopic or minimally invasive skull base surgery: This type of surgery does not require a large incision. Instruments are inserted through small incisions or natural openings in the skull such as nose and mouth. An ENT (ear, nose and throat) surgeon may make a small incision inside the nose which allows a neurosurgeon to remove the growth through an endoscope (a thin lighted tube). To make sure all of the growths are removed, a radiologist takes an MRI during the surgery.

Symptoms
    A growth or abnormality in the skull area may exhibit symptoms. The symptoms will vary depending on the type, size and location of the growth and include:
  • Headache
  • Facial pain
  • Visual problems
  • Dizziness
  • Numbness
  • Ringing in the ears or hearing loss
  • Frequent sinus infections or nasal congestion
  • Weakness of the face

Diagnosis
    Based on your symptoms, your doctor will first perform a physical exam. Because the skull base area cannot be seen directly, exams and imaging techniques are used for the diagnosis. This include:
  • Brain imaging studies: Special imaging techniques such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), magnetic resonance angiogram (MRA), computerized tomography (CT) scan and positron emission tomography (PET) scan are used to create an image of the skull to help the doctors see the growths or abnormalities.
  • Biopsy: The doctor may recommend a biopsy of the skull base. This involves taking a small piece of the growth or abnormal tissue and examining it under a microscope. A biopsy may be done by using an endoscope which is placed through the nose and sinuses. A biopsy may also be done by excisional biopsy or fine need aspiration (FNA).
  • Other tests: Your doctor may check your balance, muscle activity, cranial nerves, vision, and hearing. Scans of other areas of the body and studies of body systems may also be checked.

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