Skull Base Tumors
Many brain tumors and other conditions affect the skull base. These include brain tumors, pituitary tumors, acoustic neuromas, meningiomas, and other types of tumors and developmental abnormalities and infections.
The skull consists of several bones, often called sutures, that form the bottom of the head and the body ridge in the back of the eyes. The base of the skull lies behind the eyes and nose. Treating skull base tumors and conditions is challenging because they are very close to critical nerves and blood vessels in the brain, head, neck, and spinal cord, which can affect the body's ability to function.
Skull base tumors grow primarily on the inside of the skull, but occasionally on the outside. Some tumors originate in the skull base, while others spread there from a cancer elsewhere in the body (metastatic).