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​​​Overview of Skull Base Tumors

Tumors of the skull base can occur within various anatomic sites. If brain tumor symptoms are present, like pain at the base of the skull, you will receive a neurological exam to check vision, hearing, balance, coordination and reflexes. The most common types of skull base tumors are squamous cell carcinoma and melanoma.

Skull Base Tumors Treatment

Once the tumor type is determined, your medical team at Baylor Scott & White Health​ will tailor a specific treatment plan based on the unique health profile and needs of each patient.

Your treatment plan will be determined by your care team based on age, medical history, type and stage of skull-​based tumor, and personal preferences. Options may include:

  • Medicine
  • Radiation Therapy
  • Chemotherapy
  • Surgery
    • Key hole craniotomy
    • Endoscopic-assisted microneurosurgery
    • Endoscopic resection of brain lesions
  • Pain Management
  • Clinical Trials (when appropriate)​
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