Cranial Base Tumor Treatments

Surgery is often required to treat cranial base tumors before they spread or put pressure on critical parts of the brain and nerves. Skull base surgeons are often neurotologists, or specialists in disorders of the ear, hearing and brain tumors that originate from the cranial nerves or parts of the brain adjacent to the temporal bone.


Our surgeons can reach tumors and malformations that were once considered unreachable with the use of leading-edge imaging and surgical techniques.

Gamma Knife®radiosurgery

Due to their location, some cranial base tumors can be difficult to reach with conventional neurosurgery. Highly precise and minimally invasive Gamma Knife® radiosurgery
 offers a safer treatment option with less damage to surrounding healthy tissue for skull-based tumors such as acoustic neuroma and glomus jugulare.

Non-surgical treatments

When brain surgery isn’t an option, patients with cranial base tumors may undergo chemotherapy, radiation therapy or ultra-precise proton therapy.