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Skull Base Surgeries

Skull Base Surgeries

The skull base is a complex area at the bottom of the skull, housing critical structures, including the brain, major blood vessels, cranial nerves, and the upper spinal cord. Conditions affecting the skull base can be quite complex and challenging to treat. These conditions may be benign or malignant, and they can impact vital functions such as vision, hearing, and balance.

Skull Base Surgeries: Where expertise meets complexity, restoring hope and preserving vital functions with surgical precision.

Types of Skull Base Conditions

Skull base conditions encompass a wide range of abnormalities, including:

  • Meningiomas: Typically benign tumours that develop in the meninges, the protective layers of the brain.

  • Acoustic Neuromas: Non-cancerous tumours that affect the cranial nerves responsible for hearing and balance.

  • Chordomas: Rare, slow-growing tumours that develop from remnants of the notochord.

  • Pituitary Tumors: Abnormal growths in the pituitary gland, which can affect hormonal balance.

Diagnosis of Skull Base Conditions

Accurate diagnosis is critical to understanding the type and extent of a skull base condition. Dr. Karthikeyan YR utilizes advanced diagnostic tools such as MRI, CT scans, and endoscopic imaging to assess the condition’s location, size, and characteristics. This information guides treatment decisions.

Surgical Treatment for Skull Base Conditions

Skull Base Surgery requires a multidisciplinary approach to address these complex conditions effectively. Dr. Karthikeyan specializes in various surgical techniques for skull base conditions, ensuring the utmost precision and patient safety:

  • Tumor Resection: The primary goal is to remove as much of the tumor as safely possible, alleviating pressure on critical structures and reducing symptoms.

  • Endoscopic Surgery: Minimally invasive endoscopic techniques may be employed to access and remove skull base tumors, reducing tissue disruption and enhancing patient recovery.

  • Skull Base Reconstruction: In some cases, reconstruction may be necessary to restore the normal anatomy and protect vital structures.

  • Intraoperative Monitoring: Advanced monitoring techniques are used to assess neurological function during surgery, ensuring the utmost precision.

Benefits of Surgical Treatment

  • Tumour Removal: Surgery aims to remove the tumour, reducing pressure on the brain and the risk of further damage.
  • Preservation of Brain Function: Dr. Karthikeyan YR focuses on preserving and potentially improving neurological function during surgery.
  • Treatment of Malignant Tumours: For malignant brain tumors, surgery is often part of a comprehensive treatment plan that may include radiation therapy and chemotherapy.

With over 12 years of experience in neurosurgery and a specialization in complex skull base surgeries, Dr. Karthikeyan YR is a leading expert in the diagnosis and surgical treatment of skull base conditions. He is dedicated to patient-centric care, utilizing the latest techniques and innovations to ensure the best possible outcomes.

Your skull base health is of paramount importance, and Dr. Karthikeyan YR and his team are committed to providing top-quality, personalized care in the field of Skull Base Surgery. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and begin your journey to a healthier, symptom-free life. Your well-being is our top priority.

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