Skull Base Tumors

  • Mark Calayag
  • Reid Hoshide
  • Joanna Kemp
  • Michael Levy
Living reference work entry


Skull base tumors in the pediatric population are relatively rare. However, when they do occur, they can present some unique challenges to the pediatric neurosurgeon due to the complexity of the location at which they arise and the anatomic peculiarities of the pediatric skull base. Here we present the steps to evaluate a skull base tumor and discuss particular tumors that are commonly encountered in more detail. Furthermore, we will describe various approaches to different areas of the skull base, as well as the relevant postoperative therapies.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mark Calayag
    • 1
  • Reid Hoshide
    • 2
  • Joanna Kemp
    • 1
  • Michael Levy
    • 1
  1. 1.Rady Children’s HospitalSan DiegoUSA
  2. 2.University of CaliforniaSan DiegoUSA

Section editors and affiliations

  • James Thomas Rutka
    • 1
  1. 1.The Arthur and Sonia Labatt Brain Tumour Research CentreThe Hospital for Sick Children, The University of TorontoTorontoUSA

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