Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery

Dr. Vineeth Viswam, Consultant – ENT Surgery

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What can be called as one of the most significant advancements in the field of cranial neurosurgery in the last decade, endoscopic skull base surgery has made brain tumour resection a scarless procedure.

A highly advanced technique that involves approaching the tumour through natural pathways i.e. the nose and sinuses, endoscopic skull base surgery replaces the need for craniotomy (surgical removal of a portion of the skull) for complex conditions including:

  • Pituitary tumours
  • CSF (Cerebro Spinal Fluid) Leak
  • Craniopharyngioma (tumours that occur in the sellar/suprasellar region of the brain, near the pituitary gland)
  • Encepahloceles (a rare, by-birth neural tube disorder characterised by sac-like protrusions of the brain and the membranes)
  • Angiofibroma (vascualr tumour that grows in the back of the nasal cavity)
  • Persistent Infundibular Embryonic Recess
  • Esthesioneuroblastoma (tumours that extend to the anterior skull base)

A multidisciplinary procedure that involves both Neurosurgeons and Rhinologists, endoscopic skull base surgery can be performed in both adults and children.

Aster Medcity offers the latest, multi-angled Karl Storz endoscopes with neuro-navigation and nerve-monitoring that enable the surgical team to perform skull base surgeries with utmost efficiency and precision.

  • Scarless surgery
  • Improved outcomes
  • Lesser pain
  • Faster recovery
  • Shorter hospital stay
  • Quicker return to normal life