Neurosurgical-ENT Treatment of Lesions of the Base of the Skull

  • M. Samii
  • W. Draf
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Neurosurgery book series (NEURO, volume 5)


Space-occupying lesions of the base of the skull offer special problems for the following reasons:
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    They are relatively rare.

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    Diagnosis in the early stages is difficult, because the symptoms are uncharacteristic and can involve various other medical fields.

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    They lie in a surgical area, so that the optimal diagnosis and operative treatment can only be performed with the close cooperation of affiliated specialities. Working in a combined ENT and neurosurgical team in a number of cases, we were able to gather experience in the diagnosis of new growths and expand operative techniques (Table 1). The acoustic neuroma and tumors of the glomus jugulare are intentionally not considered here.



Internal Carotid Artery Styloid Process Acoustic Neuroma Sigmoid Sinus Jugular Bulb 
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