Radiological Imaging of Skull Base Tumours
Skull base tumours are a diagnostic and therapeutic challenge. Because of their inaccessiblity to clinical inspection, preoperative evaluation of skull base tumours usually relies on radiological means. Advances in imaging modalities and their widespread use have made it possible for the surgeon to understand the nature and extent of the pathology before surgery . Experience gained in the past two decades with advanced imaging techniques has considerably improved our ability to gain information during preoperative evaluations and follow up of these patients. In this chapter, these imaging modalities and their application in different skull base lesions are reviewed.