The skull base area, anatomically, is where the facial skull adjoins the brain. Diseases in this area are rare, but when they occur they may have serious consequences. Examples of lesions of the skull base are pituitary adenomas or other benign and malignant tumors. In addition to careful clinical investigation, assessing such diseases ordinarily calls for a CAT-scan and often an MRI as well.
There are three types of therapies available for skull base disease: medication, radiation treatment, and surgical resection (operations). Which is most suited depends on the situation of the particular patient.
The ORL-Zentrum works together with neurosurgeons, maxillofacial surgeons, radiation specialists and oncologists and is an interdisciplinary center for the evaluation and treatment of diseases of the skull base.