Skull Base Conditions
The Comprehensive Skull Base Program’s team of physicians at UT Southwestern Medical Center has the expertise to treat the spectrum of skull base conditions.
Some of the more common conditions include:
- Acoustic neuroma
- Basal cell carcinoma
- CSF leak (spinal fluid leak)
- Cholesterol granuloma
- Endolymphatic sac tumors
- Fibrous dysplasia
- Glomus tumor
- Inverted papilloma
- Juvenile angiofibroma and pediatric tumors
- Pituitary adenoma
- Sinus and nasal cavity cancer
- Skin cancers involving the skull base
- Skull base osteomyelitis
- Skull base tumors
- Squamous cell carcinoma
Our Second Opinions Save Lives
In late 2010 Melinda Sanker began experiencing nasal obstruction and pressure in her face. Eventually she could see something in her nose. Her doctor thought it was a polyp and referred her to an otolaryngologist, who agreed it was a polyp that needed removal.
By this point, she wanted a second opinion. A UT Southwestern otolaryngologist performed a biopsy in his office, and within 30 minutes had a diagnosis: It was cancer.