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What is the purpose of the skull base surgery?

There are some growths and conditions that may be treated with the skull base surgery.

Some conditions that can be treated with the skull base surgery include:

  • cysts that develop from birth
  • growths caused by infections
  • pituitary tumors
  • meningiomas (noncancerous tumors that grow from the meninges - the tissue that covers the brain and lies between the brain and skull)
  • trigeminal neuralgia
  • craniosynostosis (a condition in which the bones of the skull of an infant close too early, causing problems with brain growth and the shape of the skull)
  • arteriovenous malformations, arteries, and veins that are abnormally connected to one another.
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Source: https://www.cedars-sinai.edu/Education/Medical-Library/